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Elaeagnus pungens/Elaeagnus

Elaeagnus pungens / Elaeagnus pungens
Plants grow into huge specimen if growth is not checked
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Plants grow into huge specimen if growth is not checked

Shrub with long arching stems of new growth in summer and autumn

Makes strong massive privacy hedge

Clipped hedges require pruning often

Classic silvery-gray foliage on long draping branches

Fruit in winter and spring

A hedge of this size requires frequent pruning

Close-up of the highly fragrant late autumn flowers

Flowers, buds, and foliage

Used as a bonsai specimen

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Scientific Name: Elaeagnus pungens
Common Name: Elaeagnus
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Fall, Winter
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Spring
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Plants that Attract Birds
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: This huge, sprawling shrub grows well in a wide range of soil conditions, including fairly dry ones. The reddish-brown fruit, which follow the fragrant flowers, are eaten by both humans and birds.