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Olive Martini Silverthorn
Olive Martini Silverthorn

Elaeagnaceae Elaeagnus Ebbengei Viveleg PP20177

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Grows InZone 6B · -5° to 0° F through Zone 9B · 25° to 30° F
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Drought, Insect, Disease, Heat
Flower ColorWhite
BloomsSummer Blooms
Foliage ColorYellow, Dark Green
Average Height10' to 12', 12' to 15'
Average Width10' to 15'
AttractsVisual Attention, Songbirds / Birds
FragrancesFragrant Flowers
Additional Information About Olive Martini Silverthorn

Elaeagnus Ebbengei 'Viveleg PP20177' is a fast growing shrub that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 6B through 9B. It matures to an average height of 10 feet to 15 feet and an average width of 10 feet to 15 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun and grows best when planted in loam, clay or silt soil that is well drained. In the summer Olive Martini™ Elaeagnus produces white flowers. The foliage is yellow and dark green in color. It attracts visual attention and songbirds / birds and is resistant to deer, drought, insects, diseases and heat. If you like fragrance, Elaeagnus Ebbengei 'Viveleg PP20177' has fragrant flowers.

More about Olive Martini™ Elaeagnus

Noteworthy Characteristics

Another spectacular introduction from the Southern Living Plant Collection, Olive Martini™ is a new cultivar of evergreen Elaeagnus that was originally found by Christian Vivies in Toulouse, France, as a natural mutation of Elaeagnus x ebbingei.

Attractive yellow-gold leaf margins and silvery new growth highlight Olive Martini™ when used as a hedge or as a specimen plant.  The leathery, glossy, evergreen leaves and upright, dense form make for the perfect privacy hedge or barrier. Orange-brown twigs contrast nicely with the leaves and deepen in color as colder weather sets in in the fall.  
Apart from the attractive, colorful foliage, this plant is also interesting for its almost invisible but very fragrant flowers. They are tiny and appear from late summer to early autumn. They have a lovely, sweet perfume that is distributed especially on sunny and warm afternoons and evenings. They are followed by edible, deep red oval fruits that taste like sweet dark cherries. It is best to let them ripen well which is when they begin to fall down. The plant can hold the fruit only after mild winters.


Vibrant foliage edged in gold and silvery new growth creates a quick, long-lived, striking hedge, backdrop or specimen in the sunny border. In zones above 6b, where the plant is not winter hardy, plants can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during the winter months.

Culture & Care Tips

Olive Martini™ Elaeagnus is very easy to grow in sunny areas of the landscape. The plant will tolerate some light shade but the foliage color is more intense with more sun. It is adaptable to many soil types provided the soil is well-drained. As with so many other shrubs, this one does not like constantly soggy soil, which can lead to problems with the roots. It simply will not live in boggy and wet conditions.

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