Elaeagnus (Silverberry, Oleaster)



Elaeagnus (Silverberry, Oleaster) is a genus of about 50-70 species of flowering plants in family Elaeagnaceae, native to temperate and subtropical regions of Asia. Elaeagnus is a deciduous or evergreen shrub or small tree with leaves and shoots usually covered with tiny silvery to brownish scales. This gives the plant a whitish to grey-brown color if view from a distance. The flowers give a fragrant smell and are small in size. The fruit is a single fleshy drupe with one seed.

Elaeagnus needs sunny, fertile and well-drained soil to grow best. Propagation is through seed in autumn, greenwood cutting in spring, semi-ripe cuttings in mid-summer. Beware of coral spot as this can caused damage to the plant.

The fruit of Elaeagnus angustifoliaThe fruit of Elaeagnus angustifolia
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Elaeagnus angustifoliaElaeagnus angustifolia
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Elaeagnus angustifoliaElaeagnus angustifolia
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authorshipGeorg Slickers
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