Elaeagnus pungens 'Maculata'
Yellow-Edge Elaeagnus, Variegated Silverberry, Variegated Thorny
|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.
The waxy leaves have yellow centers and green margins.
Attributes - Elaeagnus pungens 'Maculata'
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Early Fall through Mid Fall
Flower Color: White
Height: 6 ft. to 15 ft.
Width: 10 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Alkaline Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Fragrant, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Scales, Spider Mites.
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