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Elaeagnus x ebbingii

Common Name(s):
Elaeagnus
Cultivar(s):
Gilt Edge (variegated with yellow streaks)
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought, salt spray, and wind tolerant; good for screens. This plant is particularly resistant to damage by deer.  This shrub is highly salt tolerant.

Height:
8-10 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, silvery green to gray-green leaves; 1-3 in. long
Flower:
Small, silvery to white flowers with yellow outside in early summer; fragrant; 0.5 in. drupe-like fleshy edible fruit in fall but probably best left for birds
Zones:
7 to 9
Habit:
Evergreen to semi-evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; prefers light, sandy, loamy soil but will grow in a range of soil types
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Oval to rounded; dense
Width:
8-10 ft.
Tags:
salt tolerant, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1540

Elaeagnus x ebbingii 'Gilt Edge' Leaf
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