The Eleagnus ebbengii shrub can grow up to the a height of 5m as well as a width of 5m. This shrub has a moderate growth rate with the hardness rating of 6 and susceptible to frost during the winter season. Eleagnus ebbengii will produce flowers starting April up to July. The seeds of the plant will ripe starting October up to November. The flowers produced by this shrub are considered hermaphrodite, which means that it has both female and male organs while being pollinated by bees
There are certain soil requirements for the proper growth of Eleagnus ebbengii. The shrub will thrive in light or sandy, medium or loamy and even in hard or clay. It is essential that the soil where the shrub will be planted is properly drained.
The soil that is used should have the appropriate pH levels. For acidic soils, it should have the pH of less than 6 while for neutral soil; it should have the pH levels between 6 and 8. For the basic soils, the pH level should be higher than 8. Eleagnus ebbengii will thrive well in either moist or dry soil.
In terms of the location, Eleagnus ebbengii will grow well in full shaded areas, semi-shaded areas and even in areas that do not have any shade at all. There are also certain areas that are ideal to plant the shrub. It includes woodland gardens, areas with a sunny edge, areas with spotted shade, shady edges and in areas that are deeply shaded.
For propagation purposes, when seeds are used, it is best sown as soon as it is ripe. The seed must germinate freely within the span of 4 weeks, even though it might take up to 18 months. The seeds that are stored can germinate in a very slow manner, often taking more than 18 months. The seedlings should be placed in individual pots once they are large enough and plant them once they are about 15cmtall. For cuttings, it is best to take them during June. The cuttings from mature wood should have the length of 10-12cm with a heel.
The Eleagnus ebbengii can be grown as a hedge in positions that are exposed as well as capable of tolerating exposure to the weather. These plants can provide superior protection from the wind and they are highly resistant to damage from salty winds as well as tolerant to regular trimming.
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