Joy Creek Nursery

602-004D4   Eleagnus ebbingei 'Gilt Edge' (x)  

Eleagnus ebbingei 'Gilt Edge' (x)
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The most visible feature of Eleagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge' is its dramatic, evergreen leaves which are dark green margined in gold. What is not so evident are its flowers that hide under the leaves and are rarely visible. Even if they are out of sight, they are not out of mind because they produce a delicious fragrance that perfumes the autumn garden. This older European hybrid, a cross between E. macrophylla and E. pungens reflexa, is fairly new to the trade in North America. We use it as a background plant but treasure it most in the winter when its leathery leaves seem to be at their most glowing.

October.  10 ft. x 10 ft.

Cream flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9, 10

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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