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Elaeagnus macrophylla

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune & September
  • Height1m to 3m
  • Spread2m to 5m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourSilver cream
  • Leaf ColourSilver-green

Description

Elaeagnus macrophylla. A spreading evergreen shrub from Korea and Japan. Bears glossy dark green foliage and silver cream flowers. This is a good hedging plant.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Korea and Japan

Interest and use

Hedging

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterDry

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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