Elaeagnus × ebbingei
Common name: 
Ebbinge's Elaeagnus
Ebbinge's Silverberry
Pronunciation: 
e-lee-AG-nus x e-BING-gee-ei
Family: 
Elaeagnaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Evergreen or semi-deciduous shrub, 8-10 ft (2.4-3 m) high and wide, upright, dense.  Thornless.  Leaves alternate, simple, 5-10 cm long, margins ruffled, glabrous and dark green above with silver scales on the surface, the lower leaf surface covered with translucent scales giving a silver sheen and also brown scales (dots), mid-rib brown.  Brown scales on stems and new growth.   Blooms in mid- to late-autumn, flowers are small, silvery, and sweetly fragrant.  Fruit (spring) is red.
  • Sun to part shade.  Adaptable to varied soils, can withstand some drought.
  • Several cultivars, including the variegated ‘Gilt Edge’ which displays golden-yellow leaf margins.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone (6)7     After J.W.E. Ebbinge (Holland), suspected hybrid of E. pungens and E. macrophylla.
  • Corvallis: westside of 23rd St. at Polk
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