University of Florida

Elaeagnus pungens 'Fruitlandii'

Common name(s): Silverthorn

Plant type: evergreen large shrub
Primary method of propagation: cutting
Alternate propagation method(s): seed

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: secondary
Time of year to take cuttings: Summer
Cutting maturity: semi-hardwood
Rooting hormone: IBA TALC 8000 PPM
Rooting environment: intermittent mist
Time to rooting: 6-8 weeks

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Autumn
Seed treatment: scarification
Preferred seed moisture: moderate
Preferred temperature for germination: 75-80 degrees F
Light conditions for germination: natural
Comment: Seeds can be sown in Fall without stratification. Scarification for half of an hour in hydrogen sulfate storage in sealed containers at 34 to 50 degrees F.