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Elaeagnus pungens

Elaeagnus pungens

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3.5m

Max

6m

2m

Min

2m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Elaeagnus pungens Overview

The most common species is a frost-hardy, evergreen bush. Has long and prickly, horizontal branches. Oval leaves are glossy dark green above and silvery beneath. In autumn it bears small, fragrant, bell-shaped, silvery white flowers. Will grow to a height of about 3.5m and a spread of about 6m. Among a number of cultivars with variegated foliage are 'Aurea', with leaves having a wide irregular margin of golden yellow. Excellent for hedges.

Common problems with Elaeagnus pungens

How to propagate Elaeagnus pungens

Cuttings

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

Seed

Special features of Elaeagnus pungens

Hedge plant

Other uses of Elaeagnus pungens

Hedging. Suitable for coastal conditions.