Elaeagnus × Ebbingei

Elaeagnus × ebbingei more information

Elaeagnus × ebbingei or Ebbinge’s Silverberry is a large, compact multi-stemmed evergreen hedging plant with highly distinctive foliage. Its thick, broad leaves have a silvery sheen on their underside topped by a dark, near metallic sea-green. They contrast well with both its scented cream flowers in autumn and subsequent orange berries. The stems also carry thorns.

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Elaeagnus × Ebbingei

Foliage Type: Evergreen

Flowers: White flowers in autumn, orange berries in winter.

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Soil type: Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Wet/Dry: Moist but well-drained – though will even grow in heavy clay.

Preferred situation: Sun or Partial Shade

Height: 2.5m-4.0m

Spread: 2.5m-4.0m

Growth Rate: Medium

Soil and SituationPlant facing any aspect in a shaded or sunny, sheltered or exposed position. Completely unfussy about soil types, though it may become chlorotic on shallow chalk.

Maintenance: Prune in late summer to maintain shape. Apply an annual mulch – no further feeding is generally required.

Versatility: A proven specimen and ground cover plant, Sarcococca ruscifolia can be trained against a wall as an espalier without any risk to your masonry. It also makes an excellent edging plant for pathways – take a winter stroll down the garden and enjoy the fragrance as you go. For flower arrangers, the foliage is a year-round joy and, when In bloom, it treat it as a cut flower.

And finally: Suitable for screening, hedging and/or specimen planting in both formal and informal gardens. A popular choice for both topiary and those difficult spots and corners – it can even be trained against a wall. Its thorns make it particularly effective if extra privacy and/or security is required. and for coastal situations. Elaeagnus × ebbingei will take anything – and I mean anything – a coastal location can throw at it.