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Fruit on Elaeagnus


By Siris

Fruit on Elaeagnus (Elaeagnus pungens (Elaeagnus))

I've never before noticed flowers or fruit on my very old Elaeagnus shrub, but noticed newly developing fruit and ripe mature berries today.
I think it might be Eleagnus pungent Maculata (syn)Aureo-variegata. It is variegated, evergreen with vicious thorns.

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Well I never!

7 Mar, 2019


Looking this up, it appears that several parts of this plant have useful uses. NOT that I intend to try but the fruit apparently tastes of peanut.

7 Mar, 2019



8 Mar, 2019


I am very partial to a peanut.....must have a look at ours to see if it has any of these strange fruit..

14 Mar, 2019


How old is yours Dd? mine is over 30 years old.

14 Mar, 2019


About nineteen Siris........has been pruned many times!!

19 Mar, 2019


I prune mine each year, but I grow it tall to screen out behind-neighbour's car port.

20 Mar, 2019


Same here.......

20 Mar, 2019

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