Russian Olive

Elaeagnus angustifolia

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  • Russian Olive | Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) in Arches National Park. Photo: NPS
  • Russian Olive | Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) in Arches National Park. Photo: NPS
  • Russian Olive | Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) in Arches National Park. Photo: NPS
  • Russian Olive | Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) in Arches National Park. Photo: NPS
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Basic Information

Other names

Silver Berry, Wild Olive

Order

Rosales

Family

Elaeagnaceae

Size

15-22 ft

Leaf Color

Green

Blooming Season

Summer

Bloom Color

Yellow

Attracts

Birds

Can I eat Russian Olive?

Fruit is edible, has a dry mealy texture.

Russian Olive Habitat

Russian Oil (Elaeagnus angustifolia) thrives in dry poor soil such as the desert of the american southwest.

Russian Olive Facts

Native to western and central Asia. Has since become widespread in North America.

Russian Olive Distribution



See also