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Elaeagnus pungens ‘Maculata’

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  • Elaeagnus pungens ‘Maculata’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Elaeagnus pungens ‘Maculata’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Elaeagnus pungens ‘Maculata’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • Blooms & FruitsSeptember
  • Height2m to 3m
  • Spread3.5m to 4.5m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourWhite shades
  • Leaf ColourYellow shades and green

Description

Elaeagnus pungens ‘Maculata’. Maculata is the species that have a central splash of gold on the leaves.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Autumn interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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  • Elaeagnus pungens ‘Maculata’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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  • Elaeagnus pungens ‘Maculata’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • 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

Propagate from seed for deciduous species (which fruit freely) and cuttings for the evergreens.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to coral spot.

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