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Oleaster

Elaeagnus spp.

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6.5m

Max

65cm

3m

Min

40cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Oleaster Overview

Elaeagnus consists of under 100 deciduous or evergreen trees and shrubs and they are typically grown for their foliage, small, scented flowers and ornamental fruits. They may have variegated foliage and are commonly used as hedging plants and numerous cultivars and hybrids have been produced.

Common problems with Oleaster

How to propagate Oleaster

Cuttings

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.

Seed

Other uses of Oleaster

Grown for their foliage and small, usually very fragrant flowers, often followed by ornamental fruits. Suitable for coastal conditions.