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Elaeagnus - Ebbingei

Elaeagnus - Ebbingei
Elaeagnus - Ebbingei Elaeagnus - Ebbingei Elaeagnus - Ebbingei
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Plant Profile
Botanical Name Elaeagnus X Ebbingei
Features Spineless branches to 10'. Evergreen foliage has silver scales on the undersides of leaf surfaces. Brown scales on the stems and new foliage.
Exposure Partial shade
Hardiness Zone USDA Zones 7 to 11
Mature Size 12' Tall, 12' Wide
Genus Description Elaeagnus is a genus of about 45 species of deciduous or evergreen shrubs or trees, mainly from Asia, but a few from S. Europe and North America, growing wild in thickets and dry places. They are cultivated for their often silvery leaves, which are alternate and lance-shaped to ovate or oblong, and for the small, tubular or bell-shaped, sometimes intensely fragrant flowers, produced in clusters from the leaf axils. The flowers are followed by edible, sometimes colorful berries, 0.5-1 inch long. Grow in a shrub border or as specimen shrubs; evergreens are also suitable as hedge. Elaeagnus x ebbingei cultivars (sometimes mistakenly called Russian Olive) are dense rounded to spreading, evergreen shrubs with elliptic, leathery leaves to, 4 inch long, glossy, dark or metallic sea-green on the upper surfaces, silver-scaly beneath. Silver-scaly, creamy white flowers, ½ inch long, are borne in autumn.
Care Tips
Cultivation Grow in fertile, well-drained soil, ideally in full sun, although evergreens will grow well in partial shade. All tolerate dry soil and coastal winds, but may become chlorotic on shallow, alkaline soil. Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry annually or as necessary in mid or late spring. Shrubs grown for foliage often tolerate harder pruning. Deadhead regularly if practical (unless fruit are desired).
Pests and Diseases Cankers, dagger nematode, dieback, rust, fungal leaf spots, and root rot may occur.

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