Elaeagnus pungens ‘Fruitlandii’

Fruitland Silverberry

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 10-15' x 10-15'

Natural Growth Habit: Rounded

Native To: Asia, Japan

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water, Low Water

Flower Color: Insignificant / White

Bloom Time: Summer

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Deer Resistant / Desert Conditions / Drought Resistant / Screen / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #1, #5, #15

Sunset Garden Zones: 4-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

A Bit More

A hardy, fast-growing evergreen shrub, Elaeagnus pungens ‘Fruitlandii’ is an excellent plant for screens, windbreaks, and hedges. Growing 10-15’ tall and wide, its 3-4” long, wavy leaves range from a silver-green to olive color. In late fall, cream-white flowers bloom before producing small, brown fruit that attract birds. Favored by Permaculturists for its ability to fix nitrogen into soil and thrive in just about every environment, Elaeagnus pungens are considered noxious weeds in the midwest, as it spreads freely through seeds and suckers in moist areas. Use care to site this plant well away from wetlands or riparian areas. Cold hardy to 10° F, plant in full sun or light shade and provide little to no water after established.

A Bit More

A hardy, fast-growing evergreen shrub, Elaeagnus pungens ‘Fruitlandii’ is an excellent plant for screens, windbreaks, and hedges. Growing 10-15’ tall and wide, its 3-4” long, wavy leaves range from a silver-green to olive color. In late fall, cream-white flowers bloom before producing small, brown fruit that attract birds. Favored by Permaculturists for its ability to fix nitrogen into soil and thrive in just about every environment, Elaeagnus pungens are considered noxious weeds in the midwest, as it spreads freely through seeds and suckers in moist areas. Use care to site this plant well away from wetlands or riparian areas. Cold hardy to 10° F, plant in full sun or light shade and provide little to no water after established.