Elaeagnus × Limelight
Elaeagnus x Limelight may be grown for its striking yellow and lime-green foliage but it offers so much more – fragrant flowers in September- October, unbeatable hardiness, unfussy and supremely versatile. It will stand up to the wind and is happy on the coast. It’s a truly exceptional all-rounder.
Elaeagnus × Limelight At-A-Glance
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Flowers: Creamy-white flowers in late autumn.
Ease of maintenance: ✯✯✯✯✯
Drought Resistance: ✯✯✯✯
Growth Rate: Medium
Soil type: Well-drained and fertile
Wet/Dry: Does not tolerate waterlogging.
Preferred situation: Sun or Partial Shade
Soil and Situation: Any soil, any aspect, any position – there are some plants that disaprove the addage ‘too good to be true’ and Elaeagnus x ebbingei ‘Limelight’ is one of them.
Maintenance: Extremely easy to grow, requiring just an annual trim. Cut back any especially long and/or out-of-place shoots with secateurs. Any new growth displaying plain green foliage should be cut right back.
Versatility: As a specimen plant it will bring year-round cheer to any border or shrubbery. Equally, it can be easily clipped to form an attractive informal hedge.