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A picture of a Ebbinge's Silverberry

Ebbinge's Silverberry

Elaeagnus × submacrophylla

Elaeagnus ebbingei by K. Thomas (

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








7 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Ebbinge's Silverberry Overview

Elaeagnus × submacrophylla is a vigorous evergreen shrub that has dark leathery metallic green leaves. In autumn it can produce small and fragrant silvery flowers that can develop into orange berries. This plant will tolerate chalky soils but may develop chlorotic leaves, it grows best in well-drained soil in full sun and may cope with dry soil and coastal wind. This plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Award of Garden Merit. It is also part of the RHS “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

Common problems with Ebbinge's Silverberry

How to propagate Ebbinge's Silverberry


Take semi hardwood cuttings in late summer.


Special features of Ebbinge's Silverberry

Attracts useful insects

This shrub makes a useful late season food source for pollinating insects.

Winter colour

It's small orange berries stand out against the dark green leaves.

Hedge plant

A low maintanence plant that can ne clipped regularly making it a useful hedging plant.

Drought resistant

Once established this plant will cope with dry spells.

Ground cover

Can be used to help cover banks and slopes.

Other uses of Ebbinge's Silverberry

Hedging Autumn interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.


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