Elaeagnus: Glen St. Mary Latin Name: elaeagnus pungens ‘Glen St. Mary’
The Basics This fast-growing, hardy evergreen shrub densely spreads producing fragrant blooms with red fall fruit. Its spineless branches have olive green foliage with hints of silver reaching 6-8 feet(8 feet wide). Best performs as a specimen and in masses to form a wind break, hedge, or screen.
The Needs 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: 6-9
The Care 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.