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(Oleaster Family)


Elaeagnus angustifolia
- Russian Olive

  • Canopy round, irregular silhouette.
  •  Mature height of 15'-20', and canopy spread of also 15'-20'.
  •  Rapid growth rate and short lived.
  • Leaves are alternate, simple, lanceolate and up to 3'' long.

  • Green/Silver leaves from summer through fall.
  • Flowers smell very nice.

  • Dark, rich heartwood.  One of the heaviest woods by weight.