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Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Viveleg' (Oleaster 'Viveleg')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
2m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Viveleg'

Other names

Oleaster 'Viveleg'

Genus

Elaeagnus Elaeagnus

Variety or Cultivar

'Viveleg' _ 'Viveleg' is a vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub bearing elliptic, leathery, dark green leaves with irregular bright golden-yellow margins and small, fragrant, creamy-white flowers in autumn.


Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Viveleg' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Dense, Rounded, Upright

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Cream in Autumn

Foliage

Golden-yellow, Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Elaeagnus sucker Elaeagnus sucker

Coral spot Coral spot

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 9

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Viveleg' (Oleaster 'Viveleg') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Hedging/Screens, Beds and borders, Drought Tolerant, Cottage/Informal, Banks and Slopes, Low Maintenance, Foliage only

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Viveleg'

Other names

Oleaster 'Viveleg'

Genus

Elaeagnus Elaeagnus

Variety or Cultivar

'Viveleg' _ 'Viveleg' is a vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub bearing elliptic, leathery, dark green leaves with irregular bright golden-yellow margins and small, fragrant, creamy-white flowers in autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Dense, Rounded, Upright


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Cream in Autumn

Foliage

Golden-yellow, Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Elaeagnus sucker

Specific diseases

Coral spot

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 9

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Viveleg' (Oleaster 'Viveleg') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Hedging/Screens, Beds and borders, Drought Tolerant, Cottage/Informal, Banks and Slopes, Low Maintenance, Foliage only

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Viveleg' (Oleaster 'Viveleg')

Common pest name

Namangan longhorn beetle

Scientific pest name

Xylotrechus namanganensis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous pest originating in Asia; some uncertainty regarding risk to UK; further work needed to assess climatic suitability.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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New foliage is green

I planted this last autumn. The new growth is green with an almost goldy brown tint. I'm wondering if its the late frosts that have damaged the new leaves or is it normal? If damaged should I prune… read more

Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Viveleg' laves being eaten

Planted this around one month ago, and although evidence of growth, quite alot of the leaves are being eaten. No obvious evidence of bugs on it. How should i treat this? read more

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