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Elaeagnus x ebbingei ‘Limelight’ – 2L Pot


A vigorous medium-sized evergreen shrub with variegated gold and grey/green leaves. Small, fragrant, silvery flowers sometimes followed by orange berries. Grow in full sun on well-drained soils. Tolerates exposed situations and dry sites.

900 in stock

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25 - 50 £6.25
50 - 100 £5.85
101 + £5.00


Elaeagnus x ebbingei ‘Limelight’ is a popular evergreen shrub cultivated for hedging purposes, renowned for its attractive appearance and versatile features. This hybrid plant is a cross between Elaeagnus macrophylla and Elaeagnus pungens, resulting in a hardy and resilient species suitable for various garden settings.

Here are some key characteristics and considerations for Elaeagnus x ebbingei ‘Limelight’ hedging:

  1. Foliage:
    • One of the standout features of ‘Limelight’ is its striking foliage. The leaves are broad, leathery, and have a distinctive lime-green colour, providing a vibrant and eye-catching display. The leaves also have a silvery underside, adding to the overall visual appeal.
  2. Size and Growth:
    • ‘Limelight’ is a vigorous grower, making it an excellent choice for creating a dense and lush hedge. It typically reaches a height and width of 8 to 10 feet (2.4 to 3 meters) when mature. Its growth habit is dense and upright, making it effective for privacy screening.
  3. Adaptability:
    • One of the notable advantages of this Elaeagnus variety is its adaptability to various soil types and environmental conditions. It can thrive in both full sun and partial shade, and it is tolerant of a range of soil pH levels. This adaptability makes it a versatile choice for different garden settings.
  4. Fragrance:
    • The shrub produces small, inconspicuous flowers in the fall, which emit a sweet and pleasant fragrance. While the flowers may not be the focal point of the plant, their fragrance adds to the overall sensory experience in the garden.
  5. Salt Tolerance:
    • Elaeagnus x ebbingei ‘Limelight’ is known for its tolerance to salt, making it suitable for coastal areas where salt spray can be a concern. This salt tolerance enhances its resilience in challenging environmental conditions.
  6. Maintenance:
    • This shrub is relatively low-maintenance, requiring minimal pruning to maintain its shape and encourage bushy growth. Regular pruning can be done in late winter or early spring to shape the hedge and remove any dead or damaged branches.
  7. Drought Resistance:
    • Once established, ‘Limelight’ exhibits good drought resistance. This quality is beneficial for regions with sporadic rainfall or for gardeners looking to conserve water.

Please see our GUIDE TO PLANTING HEDGES for more info.

Additional information

Preferred Aspect



Full sun/partial shade

Soil Type




Flowering Time




Pruning Time

Early Spring;Late Winter

Ultimate Height

3 metres

Ultimate Spread

3 metres