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Russian Olive

Oleaster Family : Eleagnaceae

Latin Name : Elaeagnus angustifolius
Longevity : Perennial
Season : Warm
Origin : Introduced
Value :
Wildlife – good
Livestock – poor

Remarks :

A hardy shrub or small tree adapted to a wide variety of sites. Flowers in June with the fruit maturing in August to October. Planted in shelterbelts and windbreak plantings. This plant has become invasive along creeks, streams and rivers in many areas. Not recommended for planting due to the invasive nature of the plant. Russian olive is native to southern Europe and western Asia. Provides good food and cover for wildlife.


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