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Oleaster in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Elaeagnus

 

Oleaster

Oleaster, or Silverberry, is a rounded evergreen or deciduous shrub, that has clusters of tubular, fragrant flowers in Autumn. The foliage is silvery-green, and the leaves are pointed at each end, and somewhat leathery.It is a shrub that is easy to care for, and can be used for screening or hedging

 
plant Features
  • Oleaster likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Oleaster likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Oleaster is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Oleaster likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Oleaster

Latin name

Elaeagnus

type

Flowering Shrub

family

Elaeagnaceae

ph

6.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Oleaster likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Oleaster is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Oleaster likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Oleaster likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Oleaster is 2.50meters x 2.50meters 2.50 M 2.50 M

Elaeagnus

Oleaster, or Silverberry, is a rounded evergreen or deciduous shrub, that has clusters of tubular, fragrant flowers in Autumn. The foliage is silvery-green, and the leaves are pointed at each end, and somewhat leathery.It is a shrub that is easy to care for, and can be used for screening or hedging


Flowering

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Oleaster, or Silverberry, bears clusters of small tubular flowers in Autumn, which are followed by small single-seeded berries that are edible in some varieties

 

Planting

From Mid Autumn TO Late Autumn

Plant Oleaster, or Silverberry, in Autumn, when the plant is dormant. Plant in the position where you intend to keep it, as these shrubs do not like to be moved once established. The soil needs to be free-draining and moist, and in full or partial sun

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Take semi- ripe cuttings from this season's growth in Autumn. Cut neatly, just below a leaf node, a 5" approx. piece of a healthy shoot that has soft growth at the tip. pinch out the growing tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 
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