Elaeagnus pungens

Oleaster - Elaeagnus  pungens

Common Name: Oleaster
Genus: Elaeagnus
Species: pungens
Cultivar: ‘Maculata’

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage, Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Makes a good hedge, Provides winter colour

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 4.00 m (400 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 5.00 m (500 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Cream, White
Foliage Colour: Gold, Green, YellowFlowering Period: October & November

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

This evergreen shrub is primarily grown for its bright, variegated foliage. The leaves have a bright, golden centre and green margins. This shrub has many uses, it could be grown to brighten up a winter garden, used as a hedging plant or its foliage could be used in flower arranging. Strongly fragrant, small cream flowers are produced in autumn. Remove any reverted shoots that only produce plain green leaves.



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