Elaeagnus pungens

Silverberry, 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 pungens, Silverberry, Thorny Elaeagnus
This spiny evergreen shrub has wavy olive-green leaves dotted with brown. Look for clustered fragrant flowers and red fruits dusted with silver. Prune this Japanese native to control suckers.

Attributes - Elaeagnus pungens

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Mid Fall

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 8 ft. to 15 ft.

Width: 15 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil. Low Maintenance.

Related Plants

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