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Elaeagnus macrophylla is a super hardy evergreen shrub, great for hedging and screening. Grows to around three metres high and wide, with interestingly marked leaves and bearing cream flowers in autumn. They are fragrant. This is a bulletproof plant that can take salt laden coastal winds, drought, windy blasts and frost. Can be planted in full sun to part shade. Trim regularly if using for a hedge to encourage dense growth. Fertilise in spring.
Flower colour: cream
Flowering season: autumn
The flowers are fragrant
Maximum height: 3 metres
Minimum height: 2.5 metres
Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: 2.5 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
The frost tolerance of this plant is not specified.
Plant is salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good all purpose fertiliser.