Russian Olive

Regular price $14.00
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This is a pre order item. We will ship it when it comes in stock.

Elaeagnus angustifolia, is an excellent windbreak shrub and wildlife plant. Russian Olive Bushes are extremely tolerant of environmental factors. The best windbreak plant for high wind areas. Easily grows into a fast growing hedge by planting 10' apart in rows. Russian Olive has low in water requirements and displays a high tolerance for salt and alkali. These evergreen plants have long been a favorite shrub planted for as a wildlife food sources. Fruit can be eaten raw or cooked as a seasoning in soups. They are quite dry, and somewhat mealy. The fruit can be made into jellies or sherbets. The fruit must be fully ripe before it can be eaten raw, if even slightly under-ripe they will taste quite astringent.

Since this plant is very hardy it can be considered invasive in some states. We will not ship into states where it is prohibited. At this time they are prohibited in the following states: NY, CO, CT, MT, NH, IL, NM, WY.

USDA Organic

Pot Size: 4x6 inch pot

USDA Hardiness: 2-8+