Evergreen and deciduous shrubs with handsome foliage;
the branches are usually thorny.
To provide colour accents in medium-sized gardens. They are very resistant to sea wind.
Any garden soil, even when it is quite poor.
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Elaeagnus angustifolia: Height to 7 m; narrow, spear-shaped, grey green on the upper surface, silvery beneath. Yellow berries; evergreen.
Elaeagnus commutata: Height to 2.5 m; thornless, magnificent silvery foliage, deciduous.
Elaeagnus pungens: Height to 2 m; grey-green foliage, thorny branches covered in brown scales. The forms nearly always cultivated are the garden hybrids such as ‘Maculata’, with yellow-blotched leaves, which are lower growing than the above. Branches bearing plain green leaves should be removed immediately.