Elaeagnus × ebbingei ‘Gilt Edge’ – pleached

Common Name: oleaster 
Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Family: Elaeagnaceae
Clear stem: 190cm
Girth: 18-20cm
Screen: 180x150cm
Bloom Time: October to November
Bloom Description: Creamy white
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Medium
Suggested Use: Hedge
Flower: Showy, Fragrant
Leaf: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy, Edible
Other: Winter Interest
Tolerate: Drought

Product Description

Elaeagnus × ebbingei, commonly called oleaster or Ebbing’s silverberry, is a cross between Elaeagnus macrophylla × Elaeagnus pungens. Branchlets lack spines. Leaves are evergreen in warm winter climates, but semi-evergreen to deciduous near the northern edge of its growing range.  Broadly-ovate dark green leaves margined with yellow. Apetalous creamy white flowers bloom in axillary clusters in late fall. Flowers are not particularly showy, but are intensely fragrant. Small, one-seeded, reddish-brown fruits typically ripen in spring. Fruits are edible.

The genus name Elaeagnus comes from the Greek words elaia meaning “olive tree” and agnos meaning “chaste” or “pure”.