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How often should I water my Thorny olive?

Thorny olive
Elaeagnus pungens
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Most plants that grow naturally outdoors can be allowed to grow normally with rainfall. If your area lacks rainfall, consider giving your plants adequate watering every 2 weeks during the spring and fall. More frequent watering is needed in summer. In winter, when growth becomes slower and plants need less water, water more sparingly. Throughout the winter, you may not give it additional watering at all. If your Thorny olive is young or newly planted, then you should water more frequently to help it establish, and mature and grow up to have more adaptable and drought tolerant plants.
For potted plants, there are two main ways that you can determine how often to water your Thorny olive. The first way is to set a predetermined watering schedule. If you choose this route, you should plan to water this plant about once every week or once every other week. However, this approach may not always work as it does not consider the unique conditions of the growing environment for your Thorny olive .
Your watering frequency can also change depending on the season. For instance, a predetermined watering schedule will likely not suffice during summer when this plant's water needs are highest. An alternative route is to set your watering frequency based on soil moisture. Typically, it is best to wait until the first two to four inches of soil, usually ⅓ to ½ depth of the pots, have dried out entirely before you give more water.
Thorny olive (Elaeagnus pungens)
Thorny olive
A species of Silverberries, Also known as Silverthorn, Autumn-olive
Botanical name: Elaeagnus pungens
Genus: Silverberries
Description
Thorny olive (Elaeagnus pungens) is a flowering shrub native to Asia. Thorny olive is also commonly called silverthorn. In the United States, thorny olive is planted ornamentally in landscaping in the southeastern region. Thorny olive grows in variable temperate conditions, and it attracts birds.
Garden Use
The lush shrubs or small trees of the Elaeagnus genus are easy to care for. Planted in a hedgerow or singularly, they bestow a multi-layered look. They are of high ornamental value; some varieties have silver-spotted leaves that glitter with reflected light, while other varieties have bicolor leaves., Their flowers are delightfully fragrant, and their berries are lovely to look at. The berries attract birds, who spread the seeds in their droppings. Since the plants are tenacious survivors, they are considered invasive in some regions. Please consult your local tree suppliers before planting them.
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