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Russian Olive

Botanical Name
Elaeagnus angustifolia
Hardiness
Zones 2 to 7
Height
12 to 15 feet
Width
12 to 15 feet
Flowers
Spring: yellow, fragrant, difficult to see because of leaves
Fruit
Drupe-like achene, looks like a "frosted olive", edible with sweet flavor
Fall Color
Grey-green
Light
Full sun
Soil
Adaptable
Planting & Care
  • Transplants easily
  • Salt tolerant
Problems
Phomopsis canker, verticillium wilt, invasive nature

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