Elaeagnus angustifolia is a small tree or a large shrub with extremely cold and drought tolerant, ornamental fruits. The Russian Olive has beautiful, fragrant, yellow flowers that bloom in late Spring which are followed by edible, silvery berries. The berries are roughly the size of a cherry and have quite a dry, mealy texture, however they are extremely sweet. It is easy to grow and can even be placed in a large pot. Extremely hardy, withstanding temperatures as low as -30c. An excellent 20-25cm plant in an 8cm pot.
|Flower||Yellow - Late Spring|
|Fruit||Edible - Silver berries|
|Position||Full sun, partial shade|
|Soil type||Any except salt / pH neutral or alkaline|
|Rate of growth|
|Height and spread||6m x 6m|
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