The Elaeagnus, also known as Ebbing’s Silverberry, is an elegant addition to any garden or landscape. This fast-growing evergreen shrub is native to Japan, Korea, and China; and can be planted along borders as a stylish privacy screen or windbreaker. The lush, dark green foliage of this hardy shrub will reach a height and width of 8-10 feet over time, making it ideal for larger spaces.
Elaeagnus is an easy-care plant and is not particular about soil type or pH. It does best in full sun and is drought tolerant once established. The foliage is a beautiful silver-green color, making it a nice contrast to other evergreens in the landscape.
The beauty of the Elaeagnus doesn’t end in the summertime because the plant produces small, fragrant white flowers in the spring and small, edible red berries in the fall. These berries are a favorite of birds and other wildlife. Elaeagnus is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 5-9 and is a great choice for those looking for a low maintenance, evergreen shrub.
This plant’s pet-friendly nature makes it the perfect choice for your furry family members! Whether you’re looking for an attractive privacy screen, windbreaker or just a beautiful addition to your outdoor space, Elaeagnus is an excellent choice. With its handsome foliage, fragrant fall blooms and reliable growth habit, this shrub will look beautiful for years to come.
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