Russian Olive Tree

Russian Olive Tree

Russian Olive Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Elaeagnus angustifolia
Hardiness Zones:   2 to 7
Growth_Rate:   Moderate to rapid
Site Requirements:   Sun; range of soil types; drought and salt tolerant
Texture:   Medium to fine
Form:   Rounded; can become leggy, loose, and irregular
Height:   12 to 15
Weight:   12 to 15'
Leaf:   1 to 3" alternate, simple, silver gray to gray green leaves; leaves hold late into fall
Flower/Fruit:   Small fragrant, silvery white flowers in late spring; .5" silver fruit in late summer; turns red
Comments:    Easy to transplant; normally grown as a shrub but can be grown as a small tree; dislike summer heat; fruit attracts birds
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   --