Elaeagnus angustifolia (Russian Olive, Russian Silverberry, Oleaster)
Elaeagnus angustifolia ( Russian Silverberry , Oleaster , or Russian-olive ) is a species of Elaeagnus , native to western and central Asia , from southern Russia and Kazakhstan to Turkey and Iran
Because the plant fixes atmospheric nitrogen, it makes a hedge that enriches the soil rather than depriving it of nutrients. The younger branches are silvery in color, while the elder branches are brown in color. They have silver scales on both sides and are long. Broad, silvery exterior and yellow within, the fragrant blooms are wide and aromatic. Within the leaf axils, there are 1-3 blooms. They occur in the months of May and June. The fruit is tall, golden, and coated almost entirely in thickly silver scales. Within the fruit is a single big seed that can be up to 0.4 in (1 cm) long.
Botanical Name : Elaeagnus angustifolia
Common Name : Russian Olive
Height : 5o ft
Spread : 20 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 9-12 weeks cold moist stratification.
Hardiness zone : 2-7
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 313