Elaeagnus angustifolia is a tiny tree or shrub that can reach a height of 50 feet. The younger branches are silvery in colour, while the elder branches are brown in colour. They are prickly and scale-covered on occasion. Simple, alternating, and lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate leaves. 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