Elaeagnus angustifolia - Russian Olive, Persian Olive

  • A small tree or a large shrub with extremely cold and drought tolerant, ornamental fruits. It 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 starter plant in an 8cm pot.

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