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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
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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.


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