A perfect hedge, with its bright and cheery variegated foliage, which brightens any dull or dark corner of the garden. Produces gorgeous scented silvery-white flowers between October and December, adding some winter sparkle to the garden. Tolerant of most sites and soil types, it’s a coastal favourite!
Elaeagnus ebbingei Viveleg
This is a distinct evergreen, hardy shrub with attractive leathery foliage – mid-green and irregularly edged with creamy-yellow tones. Displays very small scented flowers in autumn, providing extra interest, and makes an excellent hedging plant near the coast.
Elaeagnus commutata Zempin
From North America and Canada this plant has silvery leaves and produces yellow-white scented flowers (March-April) followed by silvery red fruit (September) It should be planted in full sun.
Elaeagnus pungens Variegata
A dense evergreen shrub (2m/6.5ft h x 2m/6.5ft s) with dark green leaves narrowly margined with creamy yellow. Produces attractive silvery white flowers (April-October), followed by brown, ripening to red fruit (October). Grows best in full sun.