Ebbing's Silverberry

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Finding the perfect hedge plant has never been easier! The Ebbing's Silverberry (Elaeagnus x ebbingei) has so many irresistible attributes, you'll want your entire garden lined with them. From the lovely array of greenery to the fragrant petite flowers followed by edible Silverberries, this shrub will charm all who come across it! The fragrance and sweet-tart red berries are unexpected perks and will blow you away

This broadleaf evergreen is a cousin to the Buffaloberry! A compact growing, dense shrub filled with olive green and smooth silver leaves. Young plants appear to be green with silver scales and as the shrub ages, leaf surfaces become dark green above and remain silver underneath. Reaching 8-10 feet in mature height and width, these fast-growing shrubs will quickly add color and interest to your landscape!

October to November, throughout USDA growing zones 7-9, your hedge will come alive with petite white flowers. Don't be fooled by the size though, these flowers are wonderfully fragrant and will fill your yard with a sweet scent come late summer. Butterflies and other pollinators will stop by to check out the little flowers and have a quick snack too! Soon songbirds will arrive for the berries for a pre-winter treat!

Planting and Application:

Your Ebbing's Silverberry can be trained into a handsome hedge with very little effort or left alone to grow naturally. Either way looks wonderful which is one of the reasons this specimen has become a landscaper favorite. Using an Ebbing's Silverberry as a privacy or screening hedge or plant as a foundational part of your garden, means a big impact without lots of fuss, as its versatility is unmatched! Use them along your home's foundation for year-round curb appeal!

The berries of this plant are worth noting as well! In spring your shrub will have small, one-seeded, deep red berries each spring that are edible. Pick them right off the plant for a small snack, or, if you're feeling adventurous, try baking them into a Silverberry pie! You'll love the added benefit of these berries for your dual-purpose edible landscaping needs! Plant a shelterbelt row that feeds you and your wildlife, as well as blocks the wind and prying eyes as a double-duty shelterbelt!

  • Green & Silver Evergreen Foliage
  • Petite, Fragrant Flowers
  • Edible Reddish-Brown Silverberries!
  • Unique Silvery Scales & Foliage Undersides
  • Screening Hedge, Privacy, Windbreak, Bird & Pollinator Interest

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Picking a spot for your shrub is quite easy as it likes medium moisture and well-drained soil. It'll thrive best in full sun and you can count on it being a wonderful sight in your yard in no time! You can also take comfort in the fact that deer will avoid munching on your Ebbing's Silverberry, the shrub is deer resistant! These are known for their deer and salt spray tolerance, as well as easily standing up to the wind.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Moisture
  • Mulched Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune After Fruiting
  • Deer Resistant

Don't miss out on this vastly versatile shrub. It's easy to care for nature and fast-growing habit are two of the many, many, fantastic attributes. You'll love the look, smell, and flavor your Ebbing's Silverberry brings to your garden so much, that you may want two or three! Order From Nature Hills today!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Ebbing's Silverberry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-9
Growing Zones 7-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Elaeagnus x ebbingei
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 8 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green, Silver & Gray
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Fruiting
Fragrant Yes