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Elaeagnus pungens 'Maculata' (Oleaster 'Maculata')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
4m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Elaeagnus pungens 'Maculata'

Other names

Oleaster 'Maculata', Elaeagnus pungens 'Aureomaculata', Elaeagnus pungens 'Aureo-maculata', Golden elaeagnus 'Maculata', Silver thorn 'Maculata', Thorny olive 'Maculata', Elaeagnus pungens 'Aureovariegata', Elaeagnus pungens 'Maculata Aurea'

Genus

Elaeagnus Elaeagnus

Variety or Cultivar

'Maculata' _ 'Maculata' is a dense, bushy, evergreen shrub with brown, sparsely spiny stems bearing oblong to elliptic, glossy, bright yellow leaves with irregular, dark green margins. Pendent clusters of small, fragrant, tubular, white flowers in autumn are followed by brown fruit ripening red.


Elaeagnus pungens 'Maculata' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers have a lovely fragrance.

Habit

Bushy, Dense

Flower

White in Autumn

Foliage

Yellow, Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Elaeagnus sucker Elaeagnus sucker

Coral spot Coral spot

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 9.

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Elaeagnus pungens 'Maculata' (Oleaster 'Maculata') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Tolerates dry soil and coastal winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Elaeagnus pungens 'Maculata'

Other names

Oleaster 'Maculata', Elaeagnus pungens 'Aureomaculata', Elaeagnus pungens 'Aureo-maculata', Golden elaeagnus 'Maculata', Silver thorn 'Maculata', Thorny olive 'Maculata', Elaeagnus pungens 'Aureovariegata', Elaeagnus pungens 'Maculata Aurea'

Genus

Elaeagnus Elaeagnus

Variety or Cultivar

'Maculata' _ 'Maculata' is a dense, bushy, evergreen shrub with brown, sparsely spiny stems bearing oblong to elliptic, glossy, bright yellow leaves with irregular, dark green margins. Pendent clusters of small, fragrant, tubular, white flowers in autumn are followed by brown fruit ripening red.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers have a lovely fragrance.

Habit

Bushy, Dense


Colour

Flower

White in Autumn

Foliage

Yellow, Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Elaeagnus sucker

Specific diseases

Coral spot

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 9.

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Elaeagnus pungens 'Maculata' (Oleaster 'Maculata') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Tolerates dry soil and coastal winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Elaeagnus pungens 'Maculata' (Oleaster 'Maculata')

Common pest name

Namangan longhorn beetle

Scientific pest name

Xylotrechus namanganensis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous pest originating in Asia; some uncertainty regarding risk to UK; further work needed to assess climatic suitability.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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