Elaeagnus angustifolia

Russian Olive

Garden(s):

Trees Shrubs

Type:

Tree

Height:

5-10 m (16-32 ft)

Spread:

5 m (16 ft)

Light:

Full sun

Water:

Low

Zone:

3

Bloom Time:

July

Bloom Colour:

Yellow, Brown

Foliage Colour:

Silver-Green

Soil:

Adaptable, Alkaline, Sandy, Poor, Saline

Notes:

Considered invasive in Alberta, sometimes spiny, deer resistant

“The many great gardens of the world… all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.” –Thomas Moore (1478-1535)
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