How to grow Elaeagnus latifolia

Elaeagnus latifolia grow and care – shrub of the genus Elaeagnus also known as Bastard Oleaster, Elaeagnus latifolia perennial deciduous plant with edible and also used as ornamental plant, grow in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-10b, the plant fixing nitrogen.

Leaves color is green, flower color white with 4 petals.

Flowers color white in star shape, flowers grow in clusters.

Elaeagnus latifolia fruits

Fruit color red-orange with white dots, the size 2-4 cm, in oval shape, when eaten not fully ripen its astringent and make the mouth stuck.

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How to grow Elaeagnus latifolia growing and care:

Chilling hours

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Prune for easier harvest

Size of the plan:
2-4 m, 6-12 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower:
White flower with 4 petal

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Elaeagnus latifolia fruits?
Eat raw, jams, fruit leather, dry

Work requirements on the fruit:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-4 years

Scientific name:

Elaeagnus umbellata

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone