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Elaeagnus × ebbingei

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsSeptember & September
  • Height2m to 4m
  • Spread2m to 4m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourWhite shades
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Elaeagnus × ebbingei. A dense, rounded to spreading, evergreen shrub of Garden origin. Elliptic leaves are glossy dark green and to 10cm. In early autumn produces white, fragrant flowers.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Garden origin

Interest and use

Hedging Autumn interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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