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Silverscape ® Olive Elaeagnus x 'Jefmorg' - Jeffries Nurseries Ltd.

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Silverscape ® Olive

Elaeagnus x ‘Jefmorg’

© Jeffries Nurseries Ltd., 2008


Silverscape ® Olive

Elaeagnus x ‘Silverscape

An exciting new hybrid between Russian Olive and Silverberry (Wolf Willow).

Medium shrub with weeping growth habit and silver-white foliage.

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Botanical Name: Elaeagnus x ‘Jefmorg’

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Family:

Elaeagnaceae

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Common Name: Silverscape ® Olive

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Origin:

Hybrid between Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) and Silverberry

(Elaeagnus commutata). Selected by Greg Morgenson of Bismark, North

Dakota. Introduced in Canada by Jeffries Nurseries Ltd.

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Hardiness:

Zone 2 (Canadian and USDA)

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Growth Rate:

Moderate; shows hybrid vigour.

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Description:

Medium shrub with weeping growth habit, attractive silver-white foliage.

Produces small silver fruit with inviable seed. Shows reduced suckering

compared to its parent, the native Silverberry

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Culture:

Grows best in full sunlight. Silverscape ® will tolerate poor soil and dry

conditions. These properties make it very suitable for shelterbelts and

land reclamation.

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Pest and Disease: No specific problems.

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Landscape Value: Best suited to naturalization projects.

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Propagation:

Softwood cuttings.

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Sales Potential:

Silverscape ® represents an attractive choice for highway plantings,

shelterbelts and land reclamation. It would also be of use for bank

stabilization. Its non-viable seeds will eliminate the problem of

invasiveness that has characterized Russian Olive.

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Production:

Propagation by licensed growers only. JNL Royalty of 30 cents per plant.

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For additional information about Silverscape ® Olive,

contact Jeffries Nurseries Ltd.:

P.O. Box 402, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 3B7, Canada

Phone: (204) 857-5288 Fax: (204) 857-2877

www.jeffriesnurseries.com

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