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Elaeagnus Genus

Oleaster

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterDry

Description

Elaeagnus genus (Oleaster). This genus has about 45 species of deciduous and evergreen shrubs, small trees and scrambling climbers. The leaves are lance-shaped to ovate and dark green, silver they are alternate and entire. The flowers are small and produced in clusters, they followed by pale fleshy fruits which are edible in some species.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Evergreens, Fragrants

Origin

S.Europe to Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and small, usually very fragrant flowers, often followed by ornamental fruits. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy, most evergreen species will thrive in sun or shade, but those with silver leaves and deciduous species will prefer full sun. They will also need fertile, well drained soil. Trim hedges in late summer.

Propagation

You can propagate the species by seeds in the autumn or evergreen forms by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer, deciduous forms by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to coral spot.

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