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Oleaster 'Quicksilver'

Elaeagnus pungens 'Quicksilver'

Also known as

Ebbinge's Silverberry 'Quicksilver'', Silver Berry 'Quicksilver'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

4m

2.5m

Min

2.5m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Oleaster 'Quicksilver' Overview

Elaeagnus pungens 'Quicksilver' is a large willowy looking deciduous shrub that is covered in silvery leaves in silvery stems. In summer it produces small, creamy-yellow flowers that emerge from silver buds which would go almost un-noticed if not the the strong scent they release. Once botanically named as Elaeagnus angustifolia Caspica Group, this fully hardy attractive shrub will develop a broadly cone-like shape and suits being included in large mixed flower boarders in full sun. Oleaster 'Quicksilver' will benefit from a prune in summer - after the flowers have finished - back to lower young growth. This will help to create a dense and compact bush, and keep next years flowers at a height that can be appreciated.

Common problems with Oleaster 'Quicksilver'

How to harvest Oleaster 'Quicksilver'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Oleaster 'Quicksilver'

Cuttings

Take semi hardwood cuttings in late summer

Suckers

Unwanted rooted suckers can be removed in autumn and potted up.

Special features of Oleaster 'Quicksilver'

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Oleaster 'Quicksilver'

Elaeagnus pungens 'Quicksilver' will tolerate growing in dry soils and cope with coastal winds, but may need additional feeding if showing signs of stress.

Summer Flowering Shrubs

Shrubs that give you structure and summer flowers.

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