Trebizond Date

Elaeagnus orientalis


Elaeagnus orientalis, commonly known as the Trebizond date, is a shrub or small tree native to western Asia, specifically in the region of Trebizond in northeastern Turkey. It has fragrant, small, white flowers and silver- or grey-colored leaves. The fruit is a small, yellow-orange drupe. The plant typically grows to be 4-8 feet tall, and has a fast growth rate.

One way to differentiate E. orientalis from similar plants is by its silver- or grey-colored leaves, as well as its small, yellow-orange fruit. The plant prefers well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade. To cultivate it successfully, a grower may need to provide it with regular watering and pruning to maintain its shape. E. orientalis is winter hardy, and can tolerate temperatures down to -10 to -20 degrees Fahrenheit.

The fruit of E. orientalis is edible, and can be eaten fresh or dried. The fruit can be stored after harvest by drying or freezing. The plant has a number of uses, including as a windbreak or hedge, and its nitrogen-fixing abilities make it useful for improving soil fertility. The plant is also valuable for wildlife, providing food and shelter for birds and other animals.


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