Elaeagnus angustifolia seed
: Late spring-small and fragrant, silvery white flowers
Fruit: Silver fruit in summer
Leaves: Silver grey, to grey green leaves.
Requirements: Sun, range of soil types, copes well with drought and is salt tolerant.
Growth rate, moderate to rapid.
Fruits after three years
Fruit is edible and sweet
Germination: Scarification: Soak seeds in hot top water before chilling or boiling water if the seeds do not soften.Stratification: Dormant seeds require about 30-60 days kept in refridgerator around 5c to mimic Russian winter. Sow in moist compost 3/4 inch deep Once they are sown, there is a good percentage of seeds which will turn into viable plants.
To avoid stratifying, sow outdoors in mulchedbed in Autumn/Fall for spring germination.