ELAEAGNUS: PUNGENS 'SILVERTHORN'
LATIN NAME: ELAEAGNUS PUNGENS ‘SILVERTHORN’
This fast-growing, hardy evergreen shrub densely spreads producing fragrant blooms. Its spine-full branches have olive green foliage with hints of silver reaching 15 feet (20 feet wide), but can be pruned to be smaller. Best performs as a specimen and in masses to form a wind break, hedge, or screen.
Amount of Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme Heat; Drought tolerant
Soil Conditions: Prefers dry, well-drained soil with high organic matter content
Cold Hardiness Zone: 7-9
This low-maintenance evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. The first year of growth requires watering weekly. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Shear annually to maintain desired shape.