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Elaeagnus angustifolia | Russian Olive | Bohemian oleaster tree - Girth 36cm - 400-450cm - 230lt

Elaeagnus angustifolia | Russian Olive | Bohemian oleaster tree - Girth 36cm - 400-450cm - 230lt

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Elaeagnus angustifolia, commonly known as the Russian olive or silverberry tree, is a deciduous tree native to Eurasia that has been widely introduced to other parts of the world as an ornamental plant and for erosion control.

The tree can reach up to 30 feet (9 meters) in height and has a rounded, spreading canopy with silvery-gray branches and leaves that are dark green above and silvery-gray beneath. The leaves are lance-shaped and have a wavy margin, growing up to 4 inches (10 cm) long.

The tree produces fragrant, small, yellow flowers in the spring, which are followed by small, oval-shaped fruits that mature in the fall. The fruit is edible and has a sweet and tart flavor, often used for making jellies or jams.

Elaeagnus angustifolia is a hardy and adaptable tree that can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions, including drought, salt spray, and poor soil. It is often used for windbreaks, erosion control, and as an ornamental tree in parks and gardens. However, it can also be considered invasive in some regions, particularly in North America, where it has escaped cultivation and can outcompete native plants.

  • Common Name

    Bohemian oleaster, Russian olive

  • Family


  • Type


  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    tiny, invisible, white, but very fragrant

  • Foliage

    leathery, oval, glossy leaves, creamy yellow to deep yellow in centre, with dark green margins

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


Full sun, West–facing or South–facing or East–facing

Soil Type

acid, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well-drained

Growing Period




all year



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Arundel Arboretum is a shrub and tree retail nursery with over 40 years of experience.

About Us

During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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