A unique cross of two Silverberry species, Hybrid Silverberry features large, silvery leaves that become green on top as they age. It is prized for its profuse, fragrant, silvery-white flowers and its attractive, tasty, red fruit. Flowers in November and fruits in early March.
Latin Name: Elaeagnus x ebbingei
Site and Soil: This Hybrid likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 10° F or below.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6-8 ft. in height.
Fruit Skin: Red
Flower Color: Silvery-white
Bloom Time: Late fall
Ripening Time: Spring
Yield: 5+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: This Hybrid is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 6-9