Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Emerald Gaiety Wintercreeper
This evergreen "Wintercreeper" grows in well mulched sandy soil in a flower bed bordering a deck with a northern exposure in Lansing, New York.
The Emerald Gaiety Wintercreeper has a shrubby form and typically grows to 3-5 feet tall over time. The leaves are glossy, emerald green with irregular creamy white margins. The leaf margins acquire pink tones a winter approaches and inconspicuous, greenish-white flowers may appear in June but they are sparse and often do not appear. This plant is easily grown with medium moisture in well-drained soils in sun to shade. The stems may root where they touch the ground and may be propagated by rooted stem cuttings.