|Emerald Gaiety is a compact bushy shrub. Leaf form is oval, toothed and evergreen, opposite and 1 to 2 inches long. This cultivar has bright green leaves with white margins that are tinged pink in winter. The flowers are not showy, are greenish-white appearing in early summer. The fruits can be quite showy, borne in fall, they are white capsules that dehisce to expose the bright orange seeds. This cultivar tolerates a wide reange of soil condition, and high moisture, except swampy. Full sun to full shade and pH tolerant. Native to China, introduced in 1907.