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Elaeagnus pungens


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 15 ft (4.5 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil in full sun

Features: Leaves dark green above, silver beneath; creamy white flowers; red-brown fruit

Uses: Informal hedge Barrier hedging Shrub borders Containers

Zones: 7-10

Description: From the main islands of Japan where it often grows in exposed windy positions, this is an evergreen shrub to 15 ft (4.5 m) tall and up to 20 ft (6 m) wide. The spiny main branches are horizontal or drooping to ground level, the leaves are dark green abov

Growth Habit: Spreading canes from ground level

Comments: Cultivars available

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