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Elaeagnus angustifolia

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Elaeagnus angustifolia - Russian Olive

Elaeagnus angustifolia - Russian Olive

More About Elaeagnus angustifolia

  • Small, fragrant, inconspicuous, yellow flowers
  • Yellow fruits in late summer
  • Silvery leaves and twigs keep their colour all season
  • Airy, loose, upright, vase-shaped habit
  • Thorns on most twigs and even older branches
  • Bloom Time: Early summer

Zone:

2

Height:

5-6 m

Spread:

4-5 m

Colour:

Yellow

Russian Olive Growing and Maintenance Tips

Salt, drought, and poor soil tolerant, it  provides a silvery backdrop to almost any garden. Russian olives can be trained or pruned into a tree form, however, note that it can become loose and airy if not pruned occasionally.

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Elaeagnus angustifolia Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fruit
Xeriscape
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Upright
Vase-shape
Multi-stem/Clump form

Foliage Color

Silver

Landscape uses

Specimen
Roadside planting

 Suitable Substitutions for Elaeagnus angustifolia

Hippophae rhamnoides

Hippophae rhamnoides

Common Sea Buckthorn