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 umbellata
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 shrub small white flowers in late spring and red fruits in autumn. Gray-green leaves.