Elaeagnus pungens ‘Hosobu Fukurin’

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USDA Hardiness zone: Zn7b 10º to 5ºF

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Fantastic compact and variegated Eleagnus that is also very stable and not prone to leaf reversion- many variegated cultivars revert rather easily to all green.  To just 4′ x 4′ and dense in 6 years each olive green leaf is margined in light yellow. In autumn small off white pendant flowers are intensely fragrant. They occur on older growth- prune in late fall after flowering has ended.  Slow growing and a good scale for small gardens. Full sun to quite a bit of shade. Striking evergreen that is easy to grow, cold hardy and long lived. Light summer water once established. Avoid boggy sites.

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