|Emerald Cushion is compact and mound-forming, and can be used as a groundcover or shrub. Leaf form is oval, toothed and are evergreen, opposite and 1 to 2 inches long. This cultivar has rich green foliage. As a goundcover or shrub it tends to stay under 12 inches in height. 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 plant tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, and high moisture(except swampy), full sun to full shade and pH tolerant. Native to China, introduced in 1907.