The Elaeagnus shrub is a versatile and hardy plant with a multitude of uses. A member of the Elaeagnaceae family, this shrub is known for its tolerance of a wide range of climates, from zone 4 to zone 9, making it an excellent choice for many different types of environments.
The Elaeagnus shrub is an evergreen shrub with a spreading, vase-shaped habit and an attractive, silvery-green foliage. It typically reaches heights of 6-10 feet with a width of 8-12 feet. It has small, fragrant, white flowers in the spring, followed by purple-tinged, edible fruits in the fall. The fruits are a favorite of birds and wildlife, which helps to increase the biodiversity of your garden.
The Elaeagnus shrub is an excellent choice for hedges, windbreaks, screens, and borders. It is also a good choice for foundation plantings, providing year-round interest and texture. It is tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions and is moderately drought-tolerant once established. Pruning is not necessary, but can be done if desired to maintain a desired shape.
The Elaeagnus shrub is a great choice for any garden. It is low-maintenance, easy to care for, and adds a lovely, evergreen touch to any landscape. With its beautiful foliage, fragrant flowers, and tasty fruits, the Elaeagnus shrub is sure to bring a sense of tranquility and beauty to any outdoor space.