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.