Gilt Edge Silverberry

Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'

A splendid combination of golden yellow margins on bright green foliage provides wonderful year-round interest in the landscape. A superb hedge or low screen that tolerates heat and wind, and requires little maintenance. Tiny, fragrant, silvery flowers in fall are followed by red ornamental berries. Evergreen.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciatione-le-AG-nus eb-BING-e-i
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeFall
Design IdeasWith its brilliant coloring, this plant is a bright specimen in partially shaded gardens in need of excitement. Also good against darker backgrounds and for welcome color late in the year when flowering plants are through. A great way to interrupt long runs of dull foliage. Use sparingly when interplanting with other yellow, yellow-green or gray-green plants.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Wildlife Garden, Dry Shade, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsEuonymus (Euonymus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Barberry (Berberis)

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, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer in early spring. Prune annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-11

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