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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Very closely related to E. angustifolia and often considered to be no more than a sub-species of it, it does not flower so freely in Britain as that species. This species is notably resistant to honey fungus. 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%. The flowers are very fragrant and are rich in nectar, they are much visited by bees.Occasionally cultivated for its edible fruit, there are some named varieties. The fruit used to be commonly sold in the markets of Iran and Turkey but is rarely found there nowadays.
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