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Elaeagnus pungens
Elaeagnus pungens

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Zones 4-24, 26, 28-33
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Elaeagnus pungens

Silverberry
Elaeagnaceae
Evergreen, Shrubs

Native to China, Japan. Has rather rigid, sprawling, angular habit of growth to 10 to 15 ft. high and wide; can be kept lower and denser by pruning. Even tolerates shearing into a hedge. Grayish green, 1 to 3-in.-long leaves have wavy edges and brown tinting from rusty dots. Branches are spiny, also covered with rusty dots. Overall color of shrub is olive drab. Oval fruit, 1/2 in. long, red with silver dust. Tough container plant in reflected heat, wind.

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