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Order: Rhamnales
   Family: Elaeagnaceae
            Genus: Elaeagnus
                        Specie: multiflora

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil in full sun

Features: Leaves green above, silver beneath; fragrant flowers; abundant edible fruit in summer

Uses: Informal hedge Shrub borders Containers

Zones: 6-9

Description: This is a wide-spreading shrub native to China and Japan that reaches 10 ft (3 m), with leaves that are green on the upper surface, silvery beneath. The flowers are fragrant and produced on new shoots in spring, but this species is at its most spectacular

Growth Habit: Spreading habit


Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Duration: Perennial

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