Gilt Edge Silverberry
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||e-le-AG-nus eb-BING-e-i|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall and wide.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Wildlife Garden, Dry Shade, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Colorful Hedge Plant|
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