Russian Olive - Elaeagnus angustifolia

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Showy landscape plant that can be grown as a single stemmed tree or large multi-stemmed shrub. Attractive silver foliage from spring until fall. Small fragrant yellow flowers in spring. A good specimen or screen tree.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Silver
Flower Attributes: 
Fragrant
Landscape Uses: 
Shade Tree
Specimen
Garden Styles: 
Modern
Traditional
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
20-30'
Spread: 
20'+
Flower Colors: 
Yellow
Flower Seasons: 
Summer
Special Features: 
Attractive Foliage
Stem Colour
Winter Interest
Growth Habits: 
Round
Upright
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 3
Average: 3.9 (15 votes)

Water regularly as needed. Salt and drought tolerant once established. Feed in spring with an all purpose fertilizer prior to new spring growth. Prune to desired shape of either a single stemmed specimen or multi-stemmed large shrub. Prune broken or damaged limbs. 

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