Elaeagnus angustifolia

Elaeagnus angustifolia
Elaeagnus angustifolia
Elaeagnus angustifolia

Plant type

ShrubsSmall tree

Common name
Olivagno, Olivo di Boemia




  • Shrubs
  • Small tree

    Sun Exposition

  • Sun

    Leaf Persistance

  • Deciduous

    Crown Shape

  • Rounded

    Flower Colour

  • Non significant

    Flowering Period

  • 06-June
  • 05-May

    Climatic Zone

  • 5

    Continent of Origin

  • Asia
  • Europa

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Origin: Western Asia, Southern Europe.

Botanical characteristics: It is a large deciduous shrub or small tree up to 10 m high, with young silver branches . Sometimes it is thorny. Leaves are lanceolate, grey-green on the upper side and silver and tomentose underneath. Very fragrant silvery yellow tubular flowers bloom in June in the leaf axils of young branches. Ovoid fruits are fleshy, silvery-yellow and sweet.

Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It grows well in any fertile soil, except the calcareous ones. It is resistant to wind and marine climate. It needs full sun.

Use: It is used primarily for hedges and windbreaks. It is recommended in exposed and sea areas. It is also used for mixed hedges in gardens. It is an interesting plant for the fragrance of its flowers.