Oleaster

Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Limelight'

Oleaster - Elaeagnus × ebbingei  'Limelight'

Common Name: Oleaster
Genus: Elaeagnus
Species: × ebbingei
Cultivar: 'Limelight'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage, Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Makes a good hedge, Provides winter colour

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 3.00 m (300 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 3.00 m (300 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Cream, White
Foliage Colour: Green, Yellow, VariegatedFlowering Period: October & November

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Lustrous dark green leaves with lime-green and yellow-splashed centres and fragrant creamy-white autumn flowers. This versatile variegated plant is ideal for illuminating dark areas of the shrub border or for growing as an informal hedge. One of the toughest evergreen shrubs, it copes well with dry soil and salt-laden air.

  • Garden care: To keep hedging specimens tidy in late summer, cut back long or misplaced shoots using secateurs. Remove any plain green-leaved shoots as soon as they appear, cutting them back to the origin.


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