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ELAEAGNUS umbellata
Japanese Silverberry


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:: Elaeagnaceae :: ELAEAGNUS :: umbellata
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Main asset

Very hardy, resistant to drought and sea spray, fast growing


Fast growing plant, being able to spred by seedlings. A short pruning at the end of winter makes it easier to control its vegetation.

Deciduous shrub or small tree native to Asia, thorny, with stems and reverse of leaves white pruinose. In June-July, small, perfumed creamy yellow tubular flowers appear, followed at the end of summer by orange and edible small fruits.

  • Uses: Defensive hedges, coastal hedges

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: trained and flared
  • Height: 4 m x 2.5 m (13 ft x 8 ft)
  • Growth: very fast
  • Flowering period: June-July
  • Époque de fructification : end of summer

Shape and colours:

  • Couleur du bois : clear grey
  • Foliage shape: lanceolate
  • Foliage colour: green grey
  • Foliage colour in autumn: yellow
  • Flowers shape: tubulate
  • Flowers colour: cream yellow
  • Forme des fruits : elongated
  • Couleur des fruits : orange
  • Parfum : yes


  • Soil type: all except calcareous
  • Exposure: sun
  • Hardiness: - 30 °C (-22 °F - USDA zone 4b)