Elaeagnus Glen St. Mary
(Elaeagnus pungens 'Glen St. Mary')

  • Type: Evergreen
  • Light: Sun to partial shade
  • Height: 5'
  • Spread: 5'
  • Flower: Silvery White
  • Bloom: Fall
  • Fruit: Red
  • Fruit Time: Spring

This form is compact with dense foliage that begins clad in brown fur and settles to silvery gray. The underside of the leaves are pure metallic gold. In autumn small pendant white flowers emit an intense sweet perfume. Noticeable many feet away. Hedges, specimens, barriers. Full sun to part shade with any soil that is never boggy. To 4′ x 5′ in 7 years. The juvenile stage of Eleagnus pungent is a shrub , with great age they can assume the figure of a vine, climbing by large canes that reach upward. These can easily be pruned off to retain a smaller shrub. This slower growing form takes many, many years to reach this stage. Flowers on old wood, prune AFTER flowering. Very drought tolerant when established. Fast growing and easy.

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