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botanical name:
Elaeagnus x ebbingei
Elaeagnus x ebbingei © Deeproot Plant Base
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family:  Elaeagnaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 4.00m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: grey-green
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
description:
Adaptable, vigorous evergreen with silvery grey-green leaves. Scaly shoots. Small, fragrant, creamy white flowers crowd the branches in autumn followed in spring by small ovoid, pale greyish green berries.

cultivation:
Will survive successfully in many situations. At its best in well drained, reasonably fertile soil in full sun. Very tough, drought tolerant and wind resistant. Well suited to maritime and exposed locations. Less successful on shallow chalky soils, tending to become chlorotic.
May be trimmed to restrict size or create hedges.

propagation:
From cuttings

usage:
Shrub borders, screening and hedging. Although it can be successfully trimmed to formal shapes, its rapid grown means that it is best suited to more relaxed styles.
The berries are used to make a conserve.

other notes:
A hybrid cross probably between E. macrophylla and E. pungens, or possibly E. x reflexa

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