Elaeagnus x ebbingei is a tolerant evergreen shrub that produces strongly scented flowers as well as sweet and edible fruits that are 2-3cm in length. Tolerating drought and maritime exposure the Evergreen Silverberry can be grown in a container on the patio, making a good bonsai. In September, creamy white, bell shaped flowers are borne which consist of a sweet scent when open attracting the wildlife. The orange-red fruits are very ornamental with a pretty silver marble effect, they are edible raw or cooked (including the seed) when fully ripe as they make a good addition to jams.
|Plant type||Evergreen shrub|
|Flower||Creamy white - Late Summer to mid Autumn|
|Fruit||Edible, orange-red fruit|
|Position||Full sun, partial shade|
|Soil type||Chalk, Clay, Peat, Loam and Sand/ Moist but well-drained|
|Rate of growth||Medium|
|Height and spread||3m x 3m|
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