Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'

Elaeagnus x ebbingei ‘Gilt Edge’

Oleaster

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Flowers

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Fruits
Fruits

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  • Botanical name: Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'
  • Common name: Oleaster
  • Family: Elaeagnaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Foliage colour:

Variegation

Elaeagnus x ebbingei ‘Gilt Edge’ is an evergreen shrub, bearing leaves with contrasting dark green centres and gold-coloured margins. Inconspicuous silvery flowers, with an intense fragrance, appear in October, followed by red fruit. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

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Drought resistant, Elaeagnus x ebbingei ‘Gilt Edge’ is perfect for growing in well-drained soils as a hedge or screen, or trained as a climber against a wall.

How to grow Elaeagnus 'Gilt Edge'

  • Plant size

    3m height

    3m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, south facing, east facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does not fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does fruit in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

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Do Take cuttings in August

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Do not Take cuttings in October

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Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

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Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Elaeagnus 'Gilt Edge' and wildlife

Elaeagnus 'Gilt Edge' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Elaeagnus 'Gilt Edge' poisonous?

Elaeagnus 'Gilt Edge' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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