Evergreen, Shrubs, Trees
All have ornamental bark, clusters of little urn-shaped flowers, decorative edible fruit, handsome foliage.
Provide good drainage, especially if plant receives regular water.
Thin growth of all types as needed.
Slow to moderate growth to 8–35 ft.with equal spread. Normally has basal suckers, stem sprouts.
Thin branches to make an open-crowned tree, or plant several and leave unpruned to make a screen. Trunk and branches have rich red-brown, shredding bark; tend to become twisted and gnarled in age.
Dark green, handsome, red-stemmed leaves are oblong and 2–3 in. long. Clusters of small white or greenish white, urn-shaped flowers and round, 3/4-in. fruit, yellow (young) and red (mature), like strawberries in texture, appear at the same time in fall and winter; fruit is edible but usually mealy and bland in flavor. Individual plants may produce tasty fruit.
The plant will seldom exceed 10 ft. tall.
This evergreen shrub is more upright (to 10–12 ft. high and wide) than Elaeagnus pungens
Taller than other forms, with longer flower stems. Green or gray-green foliage. Its selection &ls...
Hardy to 0°F/–18°C, but foliage is damaged by winter cold. Chinese native. Dense, uprigh...