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Fruitlandi Elaeagnus - Silverberry
Fruitland Elaeagnus, commonly known as Silverthorn or Silverberry, is a very fast growing, big and beautiful, broad-leafed evergreen shrub featuring silvery green foliage. More details below!!

Fruitlandi Elaeagnus - Silverberry

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Fruitland Eleagnus Silverberry
Elaeagnus pungens 'Fruitlandii'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones:  6a-9b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a, where this Elaeagnus is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.

Special Attributes

Fruitland Elaeagnus, also commonly called Silverthorn or Silverberry, is a very fast growing, big and beautiful broad-leafed evergreen shrub featuring silvery green foliage. If you need a quick hedge Eleagnus is your choice! The inconspicuous flowers produce a delightfully appealing sweet fragrance, reminiscent of gardenia, that will grab your attention from hundreds of yards away. Small reddish-brown berries follow the flowers and are a favorite treat for birds.

Note:  This plant has no thorns. The "thorn" inone of the common names comes from the way the new stems form into pointed stiff spikes that can feel like a thorn if you jam your hand into one. Small leaves sprout from these "thorns" and the spike grows into a soft young stem. 

Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 6 to 15 feet tall and wide (depending on pruning), Fruitland Elaeagnus is ideal for use to quickly form a natural or clipped formal hedge or privacy screen. It can be sheared regularly to maintain a dense, formal hedge, but we think it looks best left alone. Elaeagnus is a fine addition to bird and wildlife gardens. 

Spacing:  6 feet for solid hedges; 16 feet or more for space between plants

Cultural Preferences

Elaeagnus is very easy to grow in most any moist but well-drained soil of average to low fertility and full sun to part shade. When established, Elaeagnus is very drought tolerant. Foliage is more dense with more sun.

Helpful Articles

Click on the link below to get helpful advice from our experts on how to plant, prune, fertilize and water Elaeagnus shrubs.

Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones:  6a-9b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type: Evergreen Shrub
Height at Maturity: 10-15'
Width at Maturity: 10-15'
Spacing:  6' for solid hedges;  16'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:   Broad, Bushy, Dense, Upright
Growth Rate:  Fast
Flower Color:  White
Flower Size:  Small
Flowering Period:  Summer
Flower Type: 
Fragrant Flowers:  Yes
Foliage Color:  Dark Green, Silver
Berries/Pods:  Yes
Berry/Pod Color:  Brown
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Sun Needs: Full Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs:  Low when established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Silt
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained
Soil pH:  6.0 - 7.5
Maintenance / Care:  Low when left to grow naturally. 
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat, Insect

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