Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'
Gild Edge Silverberry
e-lee-AG-nus x e-BING-gee-ei
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Evergreen or semi-deciduous shrub, 4-6 ft (1.2-1.8 m) tall and wide. Thornless. Leaves alternate, simple, dark green centers with golden-yellow margins, lower leaf surface covered with translucent scales giving a silver sheen and also brown scales (dots), mid-rib brown. Flowers are small, silvery, and sweetly fragrant. Fruit is red.
- Sun to part shade. Tolerates heat and wind
- Be aware that the leaves of E. × ebbingei 'Gilt Edge' have a gold-yellow margin and green center, whereas the leaves of the similar E. pungens 'Maculata' have a green margin and yellow center. See comparison