Elaeagnus ebbengei

Russian Olive, Thorny Elaeagnus

Trouble-free and fast-growing when young, these rugged, evergreen and deciduous shrubs thrive in heat, aridity, wind and poor soils. Waxy olive-green to gray leaves form dense shrubs that make an excellent screen or hedge. An excellent coastal windbreak. Types with variegated foliage are available. Inconspicuous, fragrant flowers develop into berry-like fruits. Some species have 2- to 3-inch long thorns. Prune to control size and to promote dense growth. Start by cuttings.
Elaeagnus ebbengei, Russian Olive, Thorny Elaeagnus
This bushy shrub or small spreading tree has peeling, brown bark in winter and silvery-green leaves. Creamy yellow flowers give way to yellow fruit. Resists oak root fungus.

Attributes - Elaeagnus ebbengei

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Early Summer

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 12 ft. to 20 ft.

Width: 15 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil, Dry Climates. Drought Tolerant, Fragrant, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Spider Mites.

Related Plants

Elaeagnus x ebbengii 'Gilt Edge', Elaeagnus multiflora, Elaeagnus pungens, Elaeagnus pungens 'Maculata', Elaeagnus umbellata
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