Elaeagnus pungens



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Elaeagnus pungens

Japan; 3m
Planting position: Full sun.Non-humidity regions.
Requires regular watering until established and during dry spells.Well-draining sandy-loam soil.Spring applications of complete fertiliser.
Propagate from autumn hardwood cuttings.

A spreading evergreen with white scented summer flowers and leathery, oblong leaves with silvery undersides on intertwining branches.
‘Aurea’ (2m) with variegated dull green leaves margined with golden-yellow.
‘Maculata’ (1 - 2m) with glossy leaves blotched golden in the centre.
‘Simonii Tricolor’ (3m) with variegated leaves blotched with golden, white andpink colouring.
‘Variegata’ (3m) densely foliaged with its leaves margined pale cream.

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