Standard 90cm Stem Elaeagnus Ebbingei 'Viveleg' 18 Litre.


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Quick Overview

  • Pot Size cm


  • Planting Location

    Full Sun To Full Shade

  • Height

    130/140cm ex pot

  • Hardiness


  • Evergreen?


  • Growth Speed


  • Pot Size - Litre


Beautiful Evergreen standard Elaeagnus Viveleg Ideal for evergreen topiary where other planst have failed. Fabulously fragrant flowers in Autumn. Very Highest Quality. Height excluding pot approximately 130/140cm

Standard Trained Elaeagnus Ebbingei Viveleg' 90cm Stem 18 Litre: Viveleg an easy to grow evergreen shrub, similar in looks to the more common varieties of Gilt Edge and Limelight, however the look of Viveleg is slightly more dramatic the green is significantly darker so it makes the gold edging appear much brighter.

What to expect  Your plant will arrive standard trained with a head size in the region of 35/40cm, clear stem is approximately 90cm and total height is around 130/140cm. 


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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

Evergreen: Yes

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.

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