A picture of a Oleaster

Oleaster

Elaeagnus angustifolia

Also known as

Russian olive, Wild olive, Silverberry

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

6m

3m

Min

3m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Oleaster Overview

This is an upright spreading, deciduous shrub which will reach a height of 6m. It will bear beautiful silver foliage and fragrant creamy yellow flowers that are followed by yellow fruits. This crop has an minimum optimum growing temperature of 20C and a maximum optimum growing temperature of 32C. Native to Europe and Central Asia. It will prefer full sun with fertile, well drained soil. It will grow into a graceful arching shrub that can reach a height and spread of 20 feet.

Common problems with Oleaster

How to propagate Oleaster

Cuttings

Propagate from seed for deciduous species (which fruit freely) and cuttings for the evergreens.

Seed

Special features of Oleaster

Hedge plant

Other uses of Oleaster

Ornamental, fragrance, border, hedging. Tolerates coastal conditions.