- Flower nameElaeagnus angustifolia
- Scientific nameElaeagnus angustifolia
- Aliasロシアンオリーブ, Russian olive
- Place of originentral Asia and East Asia
- Place of floweringGarden, Orchard, Botanical Gardens, Park
- Flowering seasonApril
What is Elaeagnus angustifolia
Elaeagnus angustifolia, commonly called Russian olive,(scientific name: Elaeagnus angustifolia) is native to Central Asia and East Asia, and is a deciduous small tree and fruit tree of the family Elaeagnaceae. It grows to a height of 1.5 to 7 m. In Central Asia, it grows in deserts and is tolerant of drought and cold. The branches have thorns. The leaves are lanceolate, 5-10 cm long, 1 cm wide, and have a flat margin with alternate leaflets. The leaves are green with silvery-white scales, giving them a silvery appearance. 1 to 3 flowers bloom in April from the leaf axils at the bottom of the previous year's branches. The inside of the petals is yellow and the outside is white, and the flowers are fragrant. The long oval fruits ripen to red in the fall. It is called the Russian olive because its leaves resemble those of the olive (Olea europaea). It is used as a fruit tree, symbol tree, topiary, hedge, potted plant, and its flowers are used for perfume, and its fruit is eaten fresh or made into jam.
Common name: Elaeagnus angustifolia, Scientific name: Elaeagnus angustifolia, Also: Russian olive, Tree height: 1.5-7 m, Leaf shape: lanceolate, Leaf Inflorescence: alternate, Leaf color: Silvery white, Leaf length: 5-10 cm, Leaf width: 1 cm, leaf edge: full , flower color. Yellow (inner petals), white (outer petals); Flowering season: April; Fruit color: red; Uses: fruit tree, symbol tree, topiary, hedge, potted plant; Flowers: perfume; Fruits: fresh or jam.