Elaeagnus triflora Elaeagnaceae

Millaa Millaa

Eleagnus triflora

Form and Size: A straggly shrub or climber which sprawls over surrounding vegetation, 2-4m tall

Distribution: Coastal and tablelands areas of eastern Qld; along stream banks and on rainforest margins

Leaves: Egg-shaped to lance-shaped or oval, dull green above, rusty-scaly beneath, 5-15cm x 3-5cm; new growth silvery-scaly

Flowers: White, 4 spreading petals, about 0.5cm diameter; borne in small clusters

Flowering Period: August to November

Fruit: Red, oblong, 1.5-2cm long, pendulous

Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from seed or cuttings. May be trained as a shrub with regular pruning. Needs well drained soil and regular moisture.

Eleagnus triflora