Elaeagnus × submacrophylla
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Elaeagnus × submacrophylla is a vigorous evergreen shrub that has dark leathery metallic green leaves. In autumn it can produce small and fragrant silvery flowers that can develop into orange berries. This plant will tolerate chalky soils but may develop chlorotic leaves, it grows best in well-drained soil in full sun and may cope with dry soil and coastal wind. This plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Award of Garden Merit. It is also part of the RHS “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!
Take semi hardwood cuttings in late summer.
Attracts useful insects
This shrub makes a useful late season food source for pollinating insects.
It's small orange berries stand out against the dark green leaves.
A low maintanence plant that can ne clipped regularly making it a useful hedging plant.
Once established this plant will cope with dry spells.
Can be used to help cover banks and slopes.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Alkaline, Acid