Russian Olive Tree - $0

Elaeagnus angustifolia

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UAPMQ_Elaeagnus angustifola
Family :
Eleagnaceae
Origin :
Exotic
Hardiness Zone :
2b
Light requirement :
Sun
Height at maturity :
7 m
Spread at maturity :
7 m
Spacing requirement from power lines and infrastructure :
None
Crown shape :
Globular, rather open and irregular; Single-trunked; Semi-erect, thorny branches; Silver twigs.
Roots :
Superficiel
Soil and moisture :
Tolerates poor, dry and saline soils, low humidity
Growth rate :
Fast
Tolerance to pollution :
High
Tolerance to road salt :
High
Tolerance to spray salt :
Moyenne
Tolerance to compaction :
High
Common problems (disease, fungus, insects) :
Slight sensitivity: cankers, wilt, nectral dieback; Few entomological problems
Special comments :
Very hardy, resists pollution well; often confused with willows due to the similarity of the foliage. Edible fruits although very different from the marinated olives that we know well

leaves

Lanceolate, narrow and alternate: 4 to 8 cm long;
Greyish green, silvery underside

UAPMQ_Elaeagnus angustifola

Flowers

Numerous and discreet;
Yellow and fragrant.

UAPMQ_Elaeagnus angustifola

FRUITS

Olives or fleshy achenes: 1cm in diameter; Yellowish fruits with silvery reflections, then reddish brown Sweet, but floury, they are often eaten dried, cooked in marmalade or juice; The harvest is carried out from August to September;

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