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Cuidados de la planta Elaeagnus × ebbingei o Eleagno.

Care of the plant Elaeagnus x ebbingei or Ebbing's Silverberry

The genus Elaeagnus, family Elaeagnaceae, comprises 100 species of shrubs and trees native to Asia. Some species and hybrids are: Elaeagnus x ebbingei (hybrid), Elaeagnus pungens, Elaeagnus angustifolia, Elaeagnus x reflexa (hybrid), Elaeagnus oxycarpa, Elaeagnus glabra, Elaeagnus commutata.

Common name: Ebbing's Silverberry. This plant is a hybrid between Elaeagnus macrophylla and Elaeagnus pungens.

They are fast growing evergreen shrubs that reach 3-5 meters in height. The leaves have a wavy edge, are leathery, elliptical in shape and greyish-green or silver in color. They produce aromatic, very small and not very decorative white flowers. They bloom in autumn. The red or orange fruits are edible and are decorative.

They are used to form windbreaks, hedges, borders and as isolated specimens. They are very suitable for gardens by the sea and for planting between fruit trees because they improve the quality of the soil.

Elaeagnus × ebbingei can grow in full sun, semi-shade, or shaded (understory) exposures. They resist frosts down to -18ºC.

They can be grown in any type of soil, even in sandy, clayey or poor soils. The planting is done in spring; plant 40-50 cm apart between specimens.

Water regularly, waiting for the substrate to dry; they resist drought quite well.

They do not need fertilizers.

Prune in early spring to keep it compact.

The usual pests and diseases are resistant plants.

They propagate by cuttings in summer or early fall.

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Elaeagnus × ebbingei
Elaeagnus × ebbingei
 

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