Limelight Oleaster Hedging – Elaeagnus Ebbingei Limelight


Ebbingei ‘Limelight’, often referred to as Limelight Oleaster or Limelight Silverberry, is a vibrant variety of the Oleaster family. Adored for its beautiful, variegated foliage, it offers a striking and practical hedging option for numerous garden styles and climates throughout the UK.

Limelight Oleaster Hedging (Elaeagnus Ebbingei ‘Limelight’)

Elaeagnus Ebbingei ‘Limelight’, often referred to as Limelight Oleaster or Limelight Silverberry, is a vibrant variety of the Oleaster family. Adored for its beautiful, variegated foliage, it offers a striking and practical hedging option for numerous garden styles and climates throughout the UK.

Why Limelight Oleaster Makes a Great Hedge Choice

Distinctive Appearance: Limelight Oleaster sets itself apart with its variegated leaves, displaying a unique pattern of yellow and green. This beautiful contrast creates a stunning visual impact, providing year-round interest.

Hardy and Adaptable: Like other varieties of Oleaster, Limelight is notably hardy, enduring a wide array of soil types and weather conditions. This hardiness, combined with its tolerance for coastal conditions, pollution, and partial shade, makes it a reliable choice for many locations.

Attracts Wildlife: Limelight Oleaster flowers in the autumn, producing small, fragrant blooms that attract a variety of pollinators, followed by attractive, bird-friendly berries.

Comparison to Other Hedging Options

Limelight Oleaster holds unique advantages over other hedging options:

Eye-catching Variegation: Few hedging plants can rival the distinctive variegated foliage of Limelight Oleaster. Its contrast of yellow and green leaves provides an attractive, ever-changing display throughout the seasons.

Adaptable and Tolerant: Limelight is more tolerant of challenging conditions than many other hedging plants, including shade, dry soils, and even salty coastal environments.

Wildlife Value: Its autumn flowers and winter berries serve as a valuable food source for birds and pollinators, enhancing your garden’s biodiversity.

Limelight Oleaster Hedging in the UK Climate

Limelight Oleaster is well-suited to the UK’s temperate climate. It’s particularly resistant to cold and can handle a variety of light conditions and soil types, making it an excellent choice for hedging throughout the country.

Features or Requirements

Limelight Oleaster thrives in well-drained soils, in full sun to partial shade. It’s a relatively low-maintenance plant but benefits from a yearly feed with a general-purpose fertiliser to encourage robust growth and vibrant foliage. Regular pruning will keep the hedge compact and shapely.


To sum up, Elaeagnus Ebbingei ‘Limelight’, or Limelight Oleaster, is an outstanding choice for hedging, offering striking variegated foliage, strong resilience, and a wealth of wildlife-friendly features. Its adaptability to various conditions, coupled with easy maintenance, makes it a practical, attractive addition to gardens across the UK. Whether you’re seeking to create a feature hedge or simply add some year-round colour and interest, Limelight Oleaster could be the perfect solution.


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Foliage Type



Not Native

Water Requirement

Moderate Watering

Growth Height

Medium Growing

Growth Speed

Moderate Growth

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