Russian Olive

Botanical Name:
Elaeagnus x ebbingii
Common Name:
Russian Olive Silverberry
Fall Interest, Fragrant, Winter Interest, Drought Tolerant, Salt Tolerant
Resists Deer
Bloom Time:
Light Requirements:
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size:
8 - 10 feet
Zone 7 - 11
In need of a carefree, fast growing, easy to grow hedge? Elaeagnus is the plant for you! It's fast, upright, compact growth habit and evergreen foliage make this one of our top choices when it comes to hedges. In just a few years, Elaeagnus ebbengei will reach close to 10 feet tall, screening of anything behind it. It has elegant silver scales on the undersides of leaf surface, and produces a wonderful scent in the fall. Live near the coast? Elaeagnus makes for a fantastic coastal plant, tolerating salt and high winds well. It's not too picky when it comes to soil types, but prefers full sun.