Russian Olive is a medium-sized deciduous tree that has attractive silvery coloured foliage, with small yellow flowers that emit a fragrant sweet smell.
Russian Olive is drought and salt tolerant, and works well as a shelterbelt, species, and when used to combat erosion.
Note: Although Russian Olive is planted as an attractive boulevard tree in many northern areas, in warmer areas it can invade watersheds and is considered invasive. Please do some research and plant the right tree in the right place.
Zone: 2a Height: 9 m (30 ft) Spread: 5 m (15 ft) Moisture: dry, normal Light: full sun Fall colour: yellow Berries: small fleshy silver-yellow colored olive-like fruit Flowers: creamy yellow, clusters Growth rate: medium Life span: medium Maintenance: low Suckering: none Pollution tolerance: high
In row spacing: 1.8 - 2.4 m (6 - 8 ft) Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)