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Ebbinge's Silverberry

Elaeagnus x ebbingei

A dense evergreen shrub with upright, spineless branches densely cloaked with silver-scaled green foliage. Stems and new growth are accentuated by brown scales. Very small, intensely fragrant flowers open in fall and are followed by small red berries. An excellent hedge, foundation shrub or small accent tree. Evergreen in mild winter climates.
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Full sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciatione-le-AG-nus eb-BING-e-i
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeFall
Design IdeasIdeal for foundations, fence lines and background plantings. Plant close to outdoor living spaces to appreciate its fragrant blooms. A fine, dense hedge with plenty of interest in every season. Fast growing, it is an ideal cover-up and at maturity may be pruned into a small accent tree.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Dry Shade
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Coneflower (Echinacea); Euonymus (Euonymus); Coral Bells (Heuchera)

Thrives in light, loamy or sandy, well-drained soil with full to part sun, but tolerates a range of conditions including dry shade and poor soil; avoid soggy soils. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-11

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