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Elaeagnus ebbingei (Ebbinge's Silverberry)

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  • The foliage ranges from olive green to dark green in color
  • Matures to 8-10' wide by 8-10' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 7 - 11
  • Plant in full sun
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Description

Elaeagnus Ebbingei, sometimes called Ebbinge's Silverberry, is a versatile shrub for any landscape! The foliage of this shrub ranges from olive green to dark green in color and features a silvery scale appearance on its leaves. Additionally, this Elaeagnus variety is evergreen in most zones, although some colder locations may see it go dormant in winter.

In addition to reliable foliage, this produces remarkably fragrant white flowers in fall. Later these blossoms turn into edible berries with a single large seed in the middle. These berries have a unique flavor that is both tart and sweet, especially when allowed to ripen to a rich red hue. This berry isn't for everyone; however, some people love it. If you're adventurous, check out this recipe for Silverberry Pie.

The Elaeagnus x ebbingei is known to be a fast grower, and eventually reaches 8-10' tall and wide. Therefore, it's perfect as a windbreak, or privacy screen, or hedge.

Once established, this variety is notably a notably easy-care variety.

It's popular among birds as well. They enjoy using the plentiful branches of this shrub for nesting and shelter.

This shrub shines in coastal plantings thanks to an impressive salt-tolerance.

Elaeagnus Ebbingei Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 7-11.

Plant in Full Sun for best results. Too little sunlight will result in less plentiful foliage and less blooms/berries.

Prefers light soil with good drainage, although it can adapt to many different soil types and qualities.

Water 2-3 times per week during the first growing season to help it get off on the right foot in your landscape. 1-2 waterings a week during the second growing season should be plenty. Afterward, it proves itself to be remarkably water-wise.

Fertilize with a slow-release balanced fertilizer in early spring before new growth sprouts to keep it happy and healthy.

Check out a sterile, variegated version of this variety, the Olive Martini Elaeagnus

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

Spacing Your Elaeagnus Ebbingei

Plant Your Elaeagnus x Ebbingei 4-6 feet apart for a seamless planting. Otherwise, space them 6-8+ feet apart for gaps between plants.

  • Scientific Name
    Elaeagnus × ebbingei
  • Hardiness Zone
    7, 8, 9, 10, 11
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Aromatic, Disease Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Fast Growth, Flowering, Sun Loving
  • Feature Color
    Green
  • Uses
    Hedge, Privacy Planting
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    Winter, Fall

Growing Zones : 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11

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Elaeagnus Ebbingei, sometimes called Ebbinge's Silverberry, is a versatile shrub for any landscape! The foliage of this shrub ranges from olive green to dark green in color and features a silvery scale appearance on its leaves. Additionally, this Elaeagnus variety is evergreen in most zones, although some colder locations may see it go dormant in winter.

In addition to reliable foliage, this produces remarkably fragrant white flowers in fall. Later these blossoms turn into edible berries with a single large seed in the middle. These berries have a unique flavor that is both tart and sweet, especially when allowed to ripen to a rich red hue. This berry isn't for everyone; however, some people love it. If you're adventurous, check out this recipe for Silverberry Pie.

The Elaeagnus x ebbingei is known to be a fast grower, and eventually reaches 8-10' tall and wide. Therefore, it's perfect as a windbreak, or privacy screen, or hedge.

Once established, this variety is notably a notably easy-care variety.

It's popular among birds as well. They enjoy using the plentiful branches of this shrub for nesting and shelter.

This shrub shines in coastal plantings thanks to an impressive salt-tolerance.

Elaeagnus Ebbingei Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 7-11.

Plant in Full Sun for best results. Too little sunlight will result in less plentiful foliage and less blooms/berries.

Prefers light soil with good drainage, although it can adapt to many different soil types and qualities.

Water 2-3 times per week during the first growing season to help it get off on the right foot in your landscape. 1-2 waterings a week during the second growing season should be plenty. Afterward, it proves itself to be remarkably water-wise.

Fertilize with a slow-release balanced fertilizer in early spring before new growth sprouts to keep it happy and healthy.

Check out a sterile, variegated version of this variety, the Olive Martini Elaeagnus

Pot size

  • 2.5 Quart
  • 2.4 Gallon
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