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Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Limelight'

Oleaster 'Limelight' hedging

  • £6.99 (ex VAT)
£6.99 (ex VAT) £6.89 (ex VAT) £6.79 (ex VAT) £6.69 (ex VAT)

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.

Showing 20 of our total 21 reviews, with an average rating of 4 stars. Read all 21 reviews for Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Limelight'.
Review Summary - 4 out of 5 based on 21 ratings.
January 15, 2021 | Anonymous
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Limelight'

Good price nice plants for the price

October 19, 2020 | Reg Middleton
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Limelight'

Plants were in good condition and in accordance with product description

October 5, 2020 | Anonymous
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Limelight'

Brilliant!! Good quality, well packaged. They look great too.

July 28, 2020 | Thomas G
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March 6, 2020 | Anonymous
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Limelight'

Plants in excellent condition

January 15, 2020 | Anonymous
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Limelight'

As Above

June 14, 2018 | Trevor Wright
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Limelight'

looking great and will probably buy more when ground is ready

October 19, 2016 | Anonymous
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Limelight'

poor quality plants. would not have bought at the price if seen prior to purchase

September 25, 2016 | Anonymous
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Limelight'

Good product

July 5, 2016 | Anonymous
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April 29, 2016 | Anonymous
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Limelight'

Although smaller than expected for price.

March 14, 2016 | Anonymous
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February 26, 2016 | Anonymous
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Limelight'

As Above

October 19, 2015 | Anonymous
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May 1, 2015 | Anonymous
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April 15, 2015 | Anonymous
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April 13, 2015 | Anonymous
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March 23, 2015 | Anonymous
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January 31, 2015 | Anonymous
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January 23, 2015 | Anonymous
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Standard Delivery


Under 1.2m


Pot Size
Up To & Incl 7.5L

(Min Qty 12)


& Fruit Trees

Small Hand Tools, Irrigation
Canes & Mulch Matting

Rootgrow, Bonemeal,
Seaweed & AfterPlant

Tall Box Delivery


Over 1.2m






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Pot Size 10L & Above
& Root Ball Topiary


(Min Qty 3)

Pleached &
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  • Orders £85 & over (ex. VAT) to mainland UK are delivered FREE* (Exceptions apply - see below for Scottish Highlands etc)
  • Orders under £85 (ex. VAT) to mainland UK £9.95
  • At an additional cost, we can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, which we classify as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, as well as Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on 01257 261 243

*For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 (ex VAT) please call or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Timescales

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.

You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

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