A picture of a Elaeagnus angustifolia

Elaeagnus angustifolia

Elaeagnus angustifolia

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

6m

3m

Min

3m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Elaeagnus angustifolia Overview

This is an upright spreading, deciduous shrub which will reach a height of 6m. It will bear beautiful silver foliage and fragrant creamy yellow flowers that are followed by yellow fruits. This crop has an minimum optimum growing temperature of 20C and a maximum optimum growing temperature of 32C. Native to Europe and Central Asia. It will prefer full sun with fertile, well drained soil. It will grow into a graceful arching shrub that can reach a height and spread of 20 feet.

Common problems with Elaeagnus angustifolia

How to propagate Elaeagnus angustifolia

Cuttings

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

Seed

Special features of Elaeagnus angustifolia

Hedge plant

Other uses of Elaeagnus angustifolia

Ornamental, fragrance, border, hedging. Tolerates coastal conditions.