This large-leaved form of thorny olive has beautiful leaves marked with yellow central blotches. Reportedly, plants have a tendency to revert and maintain unvariegated leaves of yellow-green. Though still fast-growing, fully variegated forms tend to grow a bit slower than wild-type.
Thorny olive is a large evergreen shrub to small tree native to China and Japan where it exists along open slopes and thickets near the Oceanside or waterways. It has also become naturalized in the southeastern...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Silverberry, Thorny Olive, Variegated Thorny Olive)
Thorny olive is a large evergreen shrub to small tree native to China and Japan where it exists along open slopes and thickets near the oceanside or waterways. It has also become naturalized in the southeastern United States where it is considered a problematic invasive shrub. It is fast-growing, tough and grows well in difficult areas but has a coarse, informal look that is visually unappealing.
The oblong to elliptical leaves of thorny olive are dark green on the top and silver-gray on the...
This variegated form of Ebbing’s silverberry has lustrous golden leaves edged in green. It grows to a medium height, has a bushy, rounded habit and produces orangish fruit in winter.
Ebbing’s silverberry is a large, fast-growing shrub that is believed to be a hybrid between Elaeagnus pungens and E. macrophylla. In the northernmost parts of its hardiness it is semi-evergreen but in regions with warmers winters it is fully evergreen. There are many cultivated varieties to choose...
(Ebbing's Silverberry, Gilt Edge Silverberry)
Ebbing’s silverberry ‘Gilt Edge’ is a tough, fast-growing, large shrub of hybrid origin. It has interesting elliptical leaves, scruffy to the tough and eye, dark green in the center with striking, irregular yellow margins. Elaeagnus tends to grow rapidly with long branches - a semi-climbing habit. The branches are thornless. The extremely fragrant, tiny white to silver flowers are bell-shaped with spreading lobes and are produced in the fall and winter at the joint between leaves and branches in...
(Angelica Shrub, Fiveleaf Aralia)
Imparting a lush tropical look to the temperate garden, fiveleaf aralia's jagged, hand-like foliage upon arching stems is great for all types of garden soils and exposures! An upright multistemmed shrub with long thorns from eastern China, the branches will arch and flop once they reach an extended length.
The leaves are palmate - looking like a hand with five tapering oval leaflets that have attractively jagged edges. They are arranged alternating on the smooth green-brown stems that have long...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Variegated Angelica Shrub, Variegated Fiveleaf Aralia)
Imparting a lush tropical look to the temperate garden, variegated fiveleaf aralia's jagged, hand-like foliage upon arching stems is great for all types of garden soils and exposures! This multistemmed shrub with long thorns from eastern China has upright branches that will arch and flop once they reach an extended length.
The bright green leaves are palmate - looking like a hand with five tapering oval leaflets that have attractively jagged and ivory edges. They are arranged alternating on the...
(Georgiaplume, Southern Plume)
Even though the Georgiaplume has smooth gray to lustrous brown bark, this deciduous shrub remains rather mundane until it bears upright white flower spikes in summer. Native to isolated pockets in the coastal plain of southeastern Georgia in the American Southeast, this shrub is endangered. Healthy plants are upright and bushy, suckering from roots to form small colonies. Seed is rarely produced. It was first cultivated in early American gardens around 1813. Scientists believe that fire helps seeds...