2-3 Litre Pot
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Position: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth rate: Average
- Flowering Period: October – January
- Hardiness: H5
- Eventual Height: 2.5 – 4m
- EventualSpread: 2.5 – 4m
Elaeagnus Ebbingei, also known as ‘Silverberry’ and a holder of the coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, is a versatile and hardy evergreen shrub that is native to China and Korea. This plant is a member of the Elaeagnaceae family and is known for its attractive leaves and small, fragrant white flowers that bloom in the Autumn . The plant can grow to a height and width of 4 metres making it a great option for hedges, screens, or as a specimen plant.
The leaves of Elaeagnus Ebbingei are glossy green on the top and silver-coloured on the bottom, giving the plant a unique and striking appearance. The foliage is also highly fragrant when crushed. The small, fragrant flowers are followed by small, orange berries that are attractive to birds.
This Elaeagnus is a low-maintenance plant that is easy to grow and is tolerant of a wide range of soil types, including sandy and clay soils, and can grow in full sun to partial shade. It is also tolerant of salty soils, making it a great option for coastal gardens. It is also tolerant to a wide range of pH levels.
How to care for Elaeagnus Ebbingei
- Planting: It can be planted in full sun to partial shade and can tolerate a wide range of soil types, including sandy and clay soils. Plant in moist, well-drained soil and water deeply to ensure that the roots are well-established.
- Watering: Once established, it is drought-tolerant and can be grown with little water. Water occasionally during prolonged dry periods.
- Pruning: It can be pruned to shape, but it is not necessary. Prune to maintain desired shape or size, if desired.
- Fertilising: Does not require regular fertilisation but can benefit from an application of slow-release fertiliser in the Spring.
- Overwintering: It is hardy and can withstand temperatures down to -15˚C but in areas with very harsh Winters, it is recommended to provide some protection in the form of mulch or burlap to protect the roots.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your Elaeagnus Ebbingei stays healthy and thrives in your garden or landscape.