Elaeagnus multiflora

Cherry Elaeagnus, Oleaster, Thorny Elaeagnus

Trouble-free and fast-growing when young, these rugged, evergreen and deciduous shrubs thrive in heat, aridity, wind and poor soils. Waxy olive-green to gray leaves form dense shrubs that make an excellent screen or hedge. An excellent coastal windbreak. Types with variegated foliage are available. Inconspicuous, fragrant flowers develop into berry-like fruits. Some species have 2- to 3-inch long thorns. Prune to control size and to promote dense growth. Start by cuttings.
Elaeagnus multiflora, Cherry Elaeagnus, Oleaster, Thorny Elaeagnus
This low-key plant has inconspicuous flowers and young leaves that are silvery-green above and silvery with brown scales below. The edible, but tart, fragrant fruit is orange-red to dark-red to brown. Attracts birds.

Attributes - Elaeagnus multiflora

Plant Type: Shrub

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 6 ft. to 9 ft.

Width: 9 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Edible, Fragrant, Low Maintenance.

Related Plants

Elaeagnus ebbengei, Elaeagnus x ebbengii 'Gilt Edge', Elaeagnus pungens, Elaeagnus pungens 'Maculata', Elaeagnus umbellata
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