Silverberry

A shrub, mainly used in hedges - easy to grow, and produces white flowers in Spring.
Common name : Silverberry
Scientific name : Elaeagnus spp.
Family : Elaeagnaceae
Category : Shrubs
Type of plant : Perennial
Easy peasy
Easy peasy
Urban
Urban
Large pot
Large pot
Full description for Elaeagnus spp. not yet available.

Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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F
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O
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D

Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 6a
Height 200 - 1000
pH 6 - 7

Identify my silverberry

You will easily recognize the Elaeagnus, silverberry, with its small silvery or red scales on the alternate leaves. The said leaves are of primary interest because they have a silver-green or variegated yellow appearance. The twigs often bear thorns. The flowers are discreet and fragrant.

Plant my silverberry

Plant in ordinary soil, well drained, in the sun or in the shade. Choose winter for shrub plantations, when the soil is dry and not frozen. Dig a hole 30 cm larger than the root ball, unpack the bottom with a pitchfork or a pick. Do not mix the layers of the soil, make several piles depending on the depth, you will put it back in order. Avoid burying the collar of your eleagnus. Water after planting.

Water my silverberry

Water twice a week in the first month if you have planted late in the season.

Repot my silverberry

If you keep your silverberry in pot, plan a repotting every 2 to 3 years, in ordinary potting soil and a slightly larger pot.

Prune my silverberry

The growth of the silverberry can reach a height of 10 meters for some species. If its volume or shape does not suit you, prune the end of the twigs each year in March to adjustt the symmetry of the plant. To form hedges or topiaries, prune in June and September.

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