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Elaeagnus umbellata
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Elaeagnus umbellata
Elaeagnus umbellata
Elaeagnus umbellata
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An unusual and enchanting plant native to the thin, hillside woods of China and Japan, Elaeagnus umbellata has masses of tiny, elusively fragrant flowers in early summer. Sniff the air close to the flowers and you may not smell anything, turn your back to walk away, and the delightful perfume could well stop you in your tracks.

These flowers are followed by edible and juicy, orange fruit after a good warm summer. The fruit are rich in vitamin C, tasty raw and can also be made into jams, preserves although the seeds should be removed where possible as they are quite fibrous. A wonderfully scented garden plant!

Supplied Size: 2L pots (40 - 60 cm tall)

  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: May - June.
  • Flower Colour: Greenish-white
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate to vigorous.
  • Habit: Elaeagnus umbellata grows to be a large branching, rounded shrub.
    • Height: 4 m (13 ft).
    • Spread: 4 m (13 ft).
  • Notes: This plant is tolerant of windy, dry or coastal areas. A specimen of Elaeagnus umbellata, planted in the woodland garden surrounding our nursery had reached a height of 3.5 m and a spread of 3 m after 12 years.

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