Material usesThere are no material uses listed for Elaeagnus formosana.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 7 - 10cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Cuttings of mature wood of the current year's growth, 10 - 12cm with a heel, October/November in a frame. The cuttings are rather slow and difficult to root, leave them for 12 months.Layering in September/October. Takes 12 months.
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Succeeds in most soils that are well-drained. Prefers a light sandy soil that is only moderately fertile, succeeding in poor and dry soils. Very drought and wind resistant. This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby. An excellent companion plant, when grown in orchards it can increase yields from the fruit trees by up to 10%.This species is notably resistant to honey fungus.
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