Planting position: Viveleg is hardy, they can be planted in full sun through to light shade. They are drought tolerant (when fully grown) so adaptable to all environments.
Soil: Ideally well drained soils although will tolerate both sandy and clay soils if not waterlogged.
Soil ph - Acidic, Neutral and alkaline.
Suitable for container planting: Yes most definitely. As the plant has fabulous fragrant flowers it is a perfect addition to your patio. Keep in mind, if pot planted, they will need to be repotted approximately every 3 years in larger pots and fresh compost.
Eventual Height and spread: Can reach an ultimate height and spread of 2.5-4 metres
Pruning: Larger shrubs generally require little pruning, except for removing dead or damages leaves. Ideally prune just before the growing season starts in mid spring (after the frost has gone) so you do not remove the flowers/buds. If it is used as a hedge then can be trimmed to remove any out of place branches to keep its overall shape. If all green leaves appear, prune out the branch to keep the variegated leaf.
Growth Speed: relatively fast growing
Flowering period: Autumn and winter
Foliage: Dark green leaves with a beautiful margin of yellow
Winter hardy: Yes
The Elaeagnus is a durable shrub and tolerant of most soil conditions as long as it is well drained. The full sun is preferred but not essential and it is drought tolerant. Keep the long branches in check to keep the overall bushy appearance.