Genus of about 50 species of evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs, cultivated either for their ornamental foliage, or for their fragrant flowers, followed by edible fruits. They feature slightly or heavily spined branches.
Latin name: Elaeagnus angustifolia
They require full sun and do well even in infertile and relatively dry soils. Provide frost protection.
Plant trees alone or in rows, shrubs in borders and groups. They make excellent coastal plants.
Propagated by cuttings.
Deciduous tree or shrub with gray-green leaves. It bears small, white, fragrant flowers in summer and brown, edible fruits in autumn.