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Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Limelight'


Oleaster 'Limelight' hedging

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Oleaster 'Limelight' or Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Limelight' to go by its Latin name, makes a delightful evergreen screen. Oleaster 'Limelight' gets its name from the green and yellow variegated foliage which creates a colourful display. Oleaster 'Limelight' produces highly scented flowers in in winter and is slower growing than normal Oleaster.

  • Best Features: Variegated evergreen foliage, winter flowers, year-round interest
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1-4m high
  • Growth Rate: Average | 20-40cm a year
  • Position: Any normal or dry soil, partial shade to sunny, coastal (very good at the coast) and inland exposure, avoid wet sites.
  • Also Consider: Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Limelight' is just one of our Oleaster hedging plants.
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Oleaster 'Limelight' hedge (Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Limelight') description

A vibrant evergreen, Oleaster 'Limelight' is admired for its fragrant, small white flowers in winter and yellow centred leaves, margined with green. Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Limelight' creates a dense, bushy hedge ideal for privacy screening.

Best uses for Oleaster 'Limelight' hedges

A useful plant for the coast, this Oleaster variety will suit all but cold and wet sites, and is happiest in a shady spot. A fast growing evergreen, Oleaster Limelight makes a great windbreak, noise barrier and quick growing screen whilst providing year round and seasonal interest.

Combine Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Limelight' with

We think that your Oleaster 'Limelight' hedge will look at its best planted alone although you can plant with other shrubs for hedging to create a tapestry effect.

Growth rate of Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Limelight' hedging

Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Limelight' has an average growth rate, like most variegated plants. It can achieve approximately 20-40cm pa. Oleaster is perfect for heights up to 4m.

Care advice for Oleaster

Elaeagnus x ebbingei hedges should be pruned to shape in autumn. Please view the Best4Hedging Care and Planting instructions in our Advice section.

Planting density guidelines for Oleaster 'Limelight' hedge plants

For information on planting density specific to your Oleaster 'Limelight' hedge, please see the product table above. In the 'No. Per Metre' column you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.

Elaeagnus x ebbingei hedging plants are available for purchase year round as Pot Grown plants.

Overall, the majority of our Oleaster 'Limelight' are grown by our UK experts who are extremely skilled in nursery growing. On the rare occasion that we do source Oleaster from outside of the UK, we endeavour to make certain our suppliers cannot be beaten on quality. At best for hedging we strive to make sure that your Oleaster 'Limelight' plants arrive in the freshest condition and that they are of the highest quality, all whilst maintaining our terrific prices. Rest assured, you can buy Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Limelight' hedging plants online with complete confidence.

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looking great and will probably buy more when ground is ready
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