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Elaeagnus x submacrophylla 'Gilt Edge' (Oleaster)

Oleaster 'Gilt Edge', Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge', Ebbinge's Silverberry


Noted for its luminous and attractive foliage, Elaeagnus x submacrophylla 'Gilt Edge' (Oleaster) is a vigorous evergreen shrub adorned with broadly-ovate dark green leaves edged with brilliant gold. It produces small, sweetly fragrant, silvery flowers in late summer to early fall, which are attractive to bees and butterflies. They are sometimes followed by red berries. Tough and adaptable, Elaeagnus x submacrophylla 'Gilt Edge' (Oleaster) is often used in hedges as it can be easily shaped to meet the need. Perfect to brighten a dark spot in the garden!

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 5-6 ft. tall and wide (150-180 cm).
  • A full sun to partial shade lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates a wide range of conditions including full shade, dry soils and coastal winds. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Extremely versatile and low maintenance, this Oleaster may be used in beds and borders, as a hedge or screen, as an edging plant along paths, in city gardens, coastal gardens or cottage gardens.
  • Usually pest free, but keep an eye for elaeagnus sucker. May be affected by coral spot or a leaf spot.
  • Blooms in summer and late fall on the previous or current year's growth. Needs little pruning. Prune lightly removing unsightly shoots as required in mid- to late spring.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings.

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Heat Zones 7 – 10
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spread 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spacing 60" – 72" (150cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Heat Zones 7 – 10
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spread 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spacing 60" – 72" (150cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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