The Elaeagnus x Ebbingei is a plant that is an evergreen shrub. The history of the plant is that it is a hybrid first discovered by Dutch horticulturalist, Simon Doorenbos, in 1929. He sowed the seed from several Elaeagnus species growing next to each other, thus giving birth to this plant. This variant is an Espalier Plant. The plant starts to flower in Autumn producing lovely white flowers and by winter time produces several small orange fruits. It has a H5 rating in terms of hardiness and is therefore great for the British climate although it is advised to shelter them during extreme cold snaps, especially in Scotland. The soil needs to be well drained with some moisture permitted. The plant itself is generally free of pests but be wary of the elaeagnus sucker which could be problematic for this plant. Also be on the lookout for potential diseases. Make sure to prune this plant following the guidelines of pruning group 9. The plant itself can grow to a height between 90 cm – 1.5 m (2.9ft – 4.9 ft) and sideways spread between 50 cm – 55 cm (1.6 ft – 1.8 ft).
Synonyms: Elaeagnus × Submacrophylla
Foilage Type: Evergreen
Foiliage: Green-White-Orange Fruit
Flowering Period: Autumn-Winter
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Well-Drained, moist but well drained… Clay. Loam. Sand, Chalk,
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight or Partial Shade.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered or Exposed
Hardiness Rating: High (H5)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -15 °C to -10 °C ( 5°F to 14°F)
Cultivation: Grow in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade, tolerant of dry soils and coastal winds but may become chlorotic on shallow chalky soils
Suggested planting locations and garden types: Drought Resistant Banks and Slopes Low Maintenance Hedging & Screens Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden
Propagation: Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Final Height: 90 cm – 1.5 m (2.9 ft – 4.9 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 50 cm – 55 cm (1.6 ft – 1.8 ft)
Pruning: Pruning group 9
Pests: May be affected by elaeagnus sucker but generally pest free
Diseases: May be affected by coral spot or a leaf spot (fungal) see leaf damage on woody plants
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