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Elaeagnus pungens - 'Maculata' (Elaeagnus)

Elaeagnus pungens - 'Maculata' (Elaeagnus)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Hedging & Screening, Evergreen, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours White Flowers (Autumn)
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Elaeagnus pungens - Cultivation Notes

This much planted evergreen shrub is fast growing, very hardy, it flourishes in any garden garden soil other than shallow chalk. Elaeagnus tolerates the most exposed challenging coastal and windy locations. Requiring a minimum of pruning this shrub is often grown as a loose hedge or planted for shelter or privacy at the back of a border: restrict size by pruning to shape and removing dead wood. Mulch occasionally to feed.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Elaeagnus pungens:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Scented blossom
  • Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Elaeagnus pungens

  • Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!

Design & Plant Use for Elaeagnus pungens:

  • Spine bearing plant ideal for security hedge
  • Evergreen plant suitable for trimming to shape or topiary
  • Fast growing evergreen plant ideal for screening
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Plant for extreme coastal screening
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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Common Missspellings: Elliagnus, Eliagnis, Eleagnus, Elaegnis, Eleagnes

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