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Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'

Oleaster 'Gilt Edge' hedging

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A dense evergreen shrub, Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Gilt Edge' foliage boasts irregular golden margins, surrounding dark green centres. The broad, ovate leaves of Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Gilt Edge' are accompanied in autumn by fragrant, white flowers which are occasionally followed by orange berries in winter. Although neither the flowers nor berries are particularly significant. Ideal for seaside locations, Oleaster 'Gilt Edge' will withstand cold sea winds as well as dry soils. Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Gilt Edge' makes a fantastic unusual formal hedge or informal garden border.

  • Best Features: Golden yellow-green evergreen foliage, variegated foliage, orange berries, white fragrant flowers
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1-2m
  • Growth Rate: Average | 20-40cm
  • Position: Full sun, partial shade, moist, normal or dry soils, sheltered or exposed, inland or coastal (very good at the coast)
  • Also Consider: Our full range of hedging plants for coastal positions.
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Oleaster 'Gilt Edge' hedge (Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Gilt Edge') description

Oleaster 'Gilt Edge' hedges are widely recommended for coastal situations where other species may not be tough enough to withstand the cold weather. However, Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Gilt Edge' also does well in dry soils and full sun, so it's a great all rounder!

Most popular uses for Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Gilt Edge' hedges

Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Gilt Edge' can be trimmed into a neat shape for formal garden hedging or used in garden borders. It has a dense, rounded habit, making it perfect for low-medium privacy screening.

Combine Oleaster 'Gilt Edge' plants with

Why not mix your Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Gilt Edge' with some of our other hedging shrub varieties.   

Growth rate of Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Gilt Edge' hedging

Oleaster 'Gilt Edge' is good at heights of 1-2m and has an average growth rate, achieving 20-40cm per year.

Care and pruning advice for Oleaster 'Gilt Edge'

Trim Oleaster 'Gilt Edge' in spring to allow for optimum flower production in autumn. Please view the Best4hHedging Care and Planting instructions in our Advice section.

Ideal planting density for Oleaster 'Gilt Edge' hedge plants

For information on planting density, specific to Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Gilt Edge', 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.

We have wonderful quality pot grown Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Gilt Edge' plants available to buy year round.

The majority of our 'Gilt Edge' hedging plants are UK grown by our skilled experts who have years of nursery growing experience. On the odd occasion that we source Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Gilt Edge' hedges from outside of the UK we endeavour to make sure that our suppliers cannot be beaten on quality. At best4hedging we strive to provide the freshest Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Gilt Edge' plants at the highest possible standard, all whilst maintaining our superb prices. Rest assured, you can buy Oleaster online with complete confidence.

Showing 20 of our total 32 reviews, with an average rating of 4 stars. Read all 32 reviews for Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'.
Review Summary - 4 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
April 1, 2020 | Anonymous
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'

overpotted and roots broken on arrival

March 30, 2020 | Alan Bell
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'

Again good size for the price

October 13, 2019 | Charles Tooley
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'


April 14, 2019 | Anonymous
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'

Weak plant small for the pot size

April 13, 2019 | Christopher Kirkman
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'

Very good plants in very good condition

March 5, 2019 | Anonymous
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'

Healthy plants and we'll packaged

November 9, 2018 | Anonymous
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'

Plant arrived in excellent condition.

March 17, 2017 | Anonymous
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'

Easy to use website, plants efficiently processed and promptly delivered.

March 17, 2017 | Anonymous
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'

As Above

March 3, 2017 | Anonymous
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'

Customer service needs to be improved. Twice, over two days we were told they would ring us back, they did not, we had to ring them. Their three to five day delivery time should be looked at.

March 3, 2017 | Anonymous
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'

Pleased with the plants, they arrived in very good condition.

July 25, 2016 | Anonymous
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'

some fading leaves but good roots and substantial plant

June 14, 2016 | Anonymous
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'

As Above

May 30, 2016 | Anonymous
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'

The product is good but the plants arrived well shaken up, with some without much of their potting soil. Parcel force obviously did not adhere to the instructions on the boxes.

May 18, 2016 | Anonymous
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'


April 15, 2016 | Anonymous
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'

Looks healthy enough but not planted out yet.

January 11, 2016 | Anonymous
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'

I'm not an expert so I cannot give "Excellent" but once again it is a "Very Good".

December 1, 2015 | Anonymous
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'

As Above

March 12, 2015 | Anonymous
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'

As Above

March 6, 2015 | Anonymous
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'

Good condition and a healthy plant.

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99% of our orders are dispatched within 3 to 7 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products for an additional £12 (incl VAT) but please call on 01257 494 491 before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging and occasionally we hold backorders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.


We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. 
You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by Best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and Best4Hedging has no further liability for them should they fail.

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