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Gilt Edge Silverberry

Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'

Pronunciation: e-le-AG-nus eb-BING-e-i
SKU #03193

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Description 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.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Fall
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
Flower Attributes Fragrant
Landscape Use Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Design Ideas With 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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Variegated
Companion Plants Euonymus (Euonymus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Barberry (Berberis)
Care 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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