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Elaeagnus angustifolia/Russian Olive

Elaeagnus angustifolia / Elaeagnus angustifolia
A typical Russian olive with silver-colored foliage
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A typical Russian olive with silver-colored foliage

Plants will eventually grow into small trees

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Scientific Name: Elaeagnus angustifolia
Common Name: Russian Olive
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: In addition to its cold hardiness it produces fragrant flowers, has drought tolerance and will grow in a wide variety of soils.