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Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia)

About Russian Olive

Russian Olive is a Shrub. Shrubs are woody perennial plants with multiple stems, generally shorter than a tree.

Plant Names (Nomenclature)

Common Plant Name Russian Olive
Scientific Plant Name Elaeagnus angustifolia
Other Common Names
Other Scientific Names
Common Family Name Olive
Scientific Family Name Elaeagnaceae

Origin

Native Status U.S. Introduction Alien Species: Introduced to Kansas and the United States.

Growth Characteristics

Growth Habit/Form Shrub Shrubs are woody perennial plants with multiple stems, generally shorter than a tree.
Life Span Woody Woody plants have woody stems that grow more than a year.
Maximum Height 12.0 feet height in feet
Maximum Spread 3.0 feet width in feet
Flower Color Green, colors of the flowers
Flowering Season April - May typical months to expect blooms
Reproduction Seed Only methods of reproduction

Growth Requirements

Sun Exposure Shade Full Sun: direct sun 8 or more hours of the day
Part Sun: direct sun 4 to 8 hours of the day; about half a day of sun
Shade: direct sun 0 to 4 hours of the day
Soil Moisture Drained to Dry Wet: Soil is soggy or marshy
Moist: Soil tends to stay moist and rarely dries out
Medium: Average soil moisture, little or now slope
Drained: Soil is well drained, never soggy; medium slope
Dry: Soil is dry, often typical of rocky soil; steep slope

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Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia)Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia)