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Elaeagnus x ebbingei - Evergreen Silverberry


  • A good, 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 it 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.



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