Fruitland Silverberry

Elaeagnus pungens 'Fruitlandii'

Densely-branched evergreen shrub creates a superb screen, hedge, barrier, or naturalizer. Silvery scales on rich green round leaves with wavy edges; silvery-white and brown scales on underside.
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Full sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciatione-le-AG-nus PUN-jenz
Average Size at MaturityFast growing to 6 to 10 ft. high, equal width.
Bloom TimeFall
Design IdeasUse this tough, drought-resistant shrub in hot and dry places. Its dense foliage serves as a fast-growing screen when arranged in small groups or a true hedge. Covers up unattractive views and fits naturally into wild gardens. Blends well in drought-resistant gardens as an individual or in groups to support more dramatic trees and shrubs.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Espalier, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Naturalizes Well, Ornamental Berries, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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