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Ebbinge’s Silverberry

Scientific name: Elaeagnus ebbingei ‘Gilt Edge’

Type:Evergreen shrubs
Plant Requirements
Zone:7 to 10
Sun:Full to partial sun
Plant Characteristics
Height:6 ft
Width:6 ft
Bloom:Fall flowers
Bloom Time:September
Bloom Color:White
Additional Characteristics



Wildlife value

Description Ebbinge’s Silverberry is sold in the nursery trade as dense evergreen hedge. The foliage is dark glossy green with prominent golden yellow edges. Also known as Variegated Hybrid Elaeagnus.

Ebbinge’s Silverberry is an evergreen shrub that typically grows to a height of 4’-6’ and as wide. Leaves are arranged in an alternate fashion and are simple. The cultivar name of ‘Gilt Edge’ stems from the yellow edges on the leaf margins. On the lower side of the leaves scales give the surface a silver sheen.

In the late fall flowers form. These consist of small blossoms which are silvery and sweetly fragrant. Red berries are set as the flowers fade.

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds.

Ebbinge’s Silverberry is a tough, adaptable shrub. It grows in sun or part shade and is drought tolerant once established. It is often used in hedges as it can be shaped to meet the need. Initially hedge plants are set 5’ apart and allowed to fill in.

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