Elaeagnus angustifolia ‘Quicksilver’ Elaeagnus

Elaeagnus

Description: A large quick growing deciduous shrub with attractive silver coloured leaves, the young shoots have an almost metallic sheen to them. Produces clusters of small, sweetly scented silvery white flowers from May to July. This is an adaptable shrub which does well in coastal districts and can cope with drier soils. Makes a good canvas for primary colours.

Elaeagnus Growing Tips: Performs best when grown in well-drained soil in a full sun position. Tolerant of strong winds and dry soils.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 4m

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Drought tolerant
  • Leaf colour: Silver
  • S Size: Small
  • Suitable for hedging
  • Prefers full sun
  • Can be hard pruned

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