Elaeagnus x ebbingei
|Description||A dense evergreen shrub with upright, spineless branches densely cloaked with silver-scaled green foliage. Stems and new growth are accentuated by brown scales. Very small, intensely fragrant flowers open in fall and are followed by small red berries. An excellent hedge, foundation shrub or small accent tree. Evergreen in mild winter climates.|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds|
|Problems/Solutions||Coastal Exposure, Erosion Control, Dry Shade, Drought Tolerant|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Windbreak|
|Design Ideas||Ideal for foundations, fence lines and background plantings. Plant close to outdoor living spaces to appreciate its fragrant blooms. A fine, dense hedge with plenty of interest in every season. Fast growing, it is an ideal cover-up and at maturity may be pruned into a small accent tree.|
|Companion Plants||Barberry (Berberis); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Coneflower (Echinacea); Euonymus (Euonymus); Coral Bells (Heuchera)|
|Care||Thrives in light, loamy or sandy, well-drained soil with full to part sun, but tolerates a range of conditions including dry shade and poor soil; avoid soggy soils. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-11
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