Elaeagnus x Ebbingei Limelight

Key Data
Misc Shrub, Wildlife Value
Shade Partial Shade
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Poor/Dry
Type Evergreen, Hedging, Screening
Also Good Fragrant

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Elaeagnus x Ebbingei Limelight Hedging

Elaeagnus x ebbingei Limelight is a strong growing variegated evergreen shrub with broad and leathery dark green leaves with lime green to yellow variegation at the centre.

It is fully hardy and will tolerate dry soil, growing in full sun or partial shade. It does not tolerate deep shade well when the variegation will revert to dark green. Its growth is average to fast and it has small deliciously scented creamy white flowers in the autumn followed, occasionally by orange fruits in the spring.

It forms a dense rounded bush and is beloved of flower arrangers. Any leaves reverting to dark green should be removed in spring.

See our selection of coastal hedging or view our full range of hedging plants.

Great for your garden

Ealeagnus x ebbingei Limelight is perfect at the back of a shrub border providing light in shaded areas and relieving the monotony of solid evergreen shrubs that may surround it. It is fully hardy and will tolerate quite difficult conditions except dry solid shade.

The young leaves are dark green with a silvery hue gradually developing the delightful lime green variation at the centre. It is perfect when associating with other evergreens and as a contrast with purple leaved shrubs such as Cotinus coggygria Royal Purple. It makes an unusual informal hedge.

Elaeagnus x ebbingei Limelight hedge plants are delivered pot-grown, all year round.
All of our hedge plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the pots aren't measured).

Elaeagnus x ebbingei Limelight characteristics:

  • Evergreen variegated leaves
  • Sun or partial shade
  • Fully hardy
  • Small, scented white flowers in autumn
  • Disease resistant
  • Medium to fast growth



The genus Elaeagnus is made up of around 45 species of deciduous and evergreen shrubs/trees. The Elaeagnus x ebbingei cultivars are sometimes mistaken for Elaeagnus Angustifolia, commonly known as 'Russian Olive'.


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