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Elaeagnus × ebbingei ‘Gilt Edge’

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsSeptember
  • Height2m to 3m
  • Spread2m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourWhite shades
  • Leaf ColourDark green variegated yellow silver
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Elaeagnus × ebbingei ‘Gilt Edge’. An evergreen bearing dark green leaves with yellow margins and white, fragrant flowers.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Garden origin

Interest and use

Autumn interest with mealy berries following the blossoms.

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  • Elaeagnus × ebbingei ‘Gilt Edge’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy, most evergreen species will thrive in sun or shade, but those with silver leaves and deciduous species will prefer full sun. They will also need fertile, well drained soil. Trim hedges in late summer.

Propagation

You can propagate the species by seeds in the autumn or evergreen forms by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer, deciduous forms by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to coral spot.

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