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Probably autumn's most wonderfully scented, though insignificant, flowers (E pungens). Pervasive scent in a quiet, misty November.

Genus of about 90 species of deciduous or evergreen shrubs and trees mainly from Asia with a few from southern Europe and North America.

Some are cultivated for the acidic berries.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - leathery leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • Height - 4m (13ft)
  • Spread - 4m (13ft)
  • Hedge - Ideal for hedging - suitable for a coastal hedge if some protection given from direct sea-winds
  • Tall Shrub - dense, rounded to spreading shrub. produces flowers 1cm (½in) long.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - ideal for coastal planting.
  • Pests & Diseases - coral spot.
  • Place of origin - garden origin.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept -
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Gold variegated -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Elliptic - see photos above
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - can become chlorotic on shallow chalky soil.
Elaeagnus - Growing Guide
4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)

Buy Varieties of ELAEAGNUS

ELAEAGNUS angustifolia

ELAEAGNUS angustifolia  >

Commonly known as: Oleaster, Russian olive.
Large spiny shrub with fragrant flowers in June and silvery-grey willow-like leaves
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

ELAEAGNUS commutata

ELAEAGNUS commutata  >

Commonly known as: Silver berry.
thicket forming shrub with long elliptic leaves completely covered by silvery scales
£16.00 each

ELAEAGNUS x ebbingei   AWARD

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(now renamed 2017 x submacrophylla) - excellent grey-green foliage, silver on back, good for coastal exposure
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.
Large £35.00 each
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ELAEAGNUS x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'  AWARD

ELAEAGNUS x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'  >

Quick growing, leaves margined in gold
individually £13.50 each, 3+ £11.00 each
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ELAEAGNUS x ebbingei 'Limelight'

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Quick growing, leaves golden variegated
individually £13.50 each, 3+ £11.00 each
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ELAEAGNUS pungens 'Maculata'

ELAEAGNUS pungens 'Maculata'  >

Best known variegated form, leaves deep yellow in centre good for cutting
individually £13.50 each, 3+ £11.00 each
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ELAEAGNUS 'Quicksilver'

ELAEAGNUS 'Quicksilver'  >

Narrow, exceptionally silvery leaves and yellow flowers on this outstanding deciduous shrub which spreads by suckering
£17.50 each
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Large £40.00 each
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H/STD £55.00 

ELAEAGNUS umbellata

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Commonly known as: Autumn olive.
Vigorous spreading shrub or small tree. Leaves which are silvery at first maturing to bright green on upper surface. Silvery yellow-white flowers and silvery fruit
individually £13.50 each, 3+ £11.00 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

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