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Olive Martini Elaeagnus

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$37.98
  • Emerald green foliage edged with gold
  • Matures to 10-15' wide by 10-15' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 6 - 9
  • Plant in full sun to part shade
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Description

The Olive Martini™ Elaeagnus from the Southern Living Plant Collection proves itself to be a reliably eye-catching evergreen all year long. Brilliant emerald green foliage edged with gold catches light strikingly, illuminating the landscape. This shrub performs beautifully as a backdrop, hedge, or specimen; providing a solid structure as well as constant magnificent color. New growth emerges with a silvery hue before maturing to the bright green and golden yellow characteristic of the Olive Martini. Plant this Elaeagnus in well-drained garden soil and fertilize yearly in early spring to keep this plant beaming for years to come.

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

How to Space Your Olive Martini Elaeagnus

For a formal hedge, plant your Olive Martini Elaeagnus 8 feet apart center to center. For space between this shrub consider planting it 10+ feet apart.

  • Scientific Name
    Elaeagnus ebbingii 'Vivileg' PP#20177
  • Hardiness Zone
    6, 7, 8, 9
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Disease Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Sun Loving, Variegated
  • Feature Color
    Green, Yellow
  • Uses
    Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Planting, Specimen
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    Summer

Growing Zones : 6, 7, 8, and 9

Map of USDA Zones 6-9
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Southern Living Plants

A collection of shrubs, trees, and perennials selected by plant experts to thrive in the heat of the South. Find traditional varieties like camellias mixed with new landscape favorites like agapanthus. These varieties have been bred to tackle landscape challenges specific to the region.

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Olive Martini Elaeagnus

From $37.98

The Olive Martini™ Elaeagnus from the Southern Living Plant Collection proves itself to be a reliably eye-catching evergreen all year long. Brilliant emerald green foliage edged with gold catches light strikingly, illuminating the landscape. This shrub performs beautifully as a backdrop, hedge, or specimen; providing a solid structure as well as constant magnificent color. New growth emerges with a silvery hue before maturing to the bright green and golden yellow characteristic of the Olive Martini. Plant this Elaeagnus in well-drained garden soil and fertilize yearly in early spring to keep this plant beaming for years to come.

Pot size

  • 2 Gallon
  • 3 Gallon
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