Ebbinge's Silverberry

Elaeagnus × submacrophylla

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A close up of the dark green leaves and small fragrant flowers or Ebbinge's Silverberry, Elaeagnus x submacrophylla
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Elaeagnus × submacrophylla is a vigorous evergreen shrub that has dark leathery metallic green leaves. In autumn it can produce small and fragrant silvery flowers that can develop into orange berries. This plant will tolerate chalky soils but may develop chlorotic leaves, it grows best in well-drained soil in full sun and may cope with dry soil and coastal wind. This plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Award of Garden Merit. It is also part of the RHS “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Autumn

Fruiting time

Winter

Propagation

Cuttings

Take semi hardwood cuttings in late summer.

Special features

Attracts useful insects

This shrub makes a useful late season food source for pollinating insects.

Winter colour

It's small orange berries stand out against the dark green leaves.

Hedge plant

A low maintanence plant that can ne clipped regularly making it a useful hedging plant.

Drought resistant

Once established this plant will cope with dry spells.

Ground cover

Can be used to help cover banks and slopes.

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Elaeagnaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

Mild
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