Silver berry
Elaeagnus angustifolia, Hardiness : Zone 2
Other names
silver berry, oleaster, Persian olive, wild olive
Categories
Nitrogen fixing plant, Ornamental shrub
Availability
50cm high, naked roots 24.00$
Features
Height X Width
6.0m X 6.0m
Foliage
Silver
Flowering
Yellow Blooming time : Begins in may
Edible parts description
Olives
Resistances
Considered hardy
Sun exposure
-
Soil type
-
Edible parts
-
Pollination
-
Images
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Description, from Wikipedia

Elaeagnus angustifolia is a usually thorny shrub or small tree growing to 5–7 m (16–23 ft) in height. Its stems, buds, and leaves have a dense covering of silvery to rusty scales. The leaves are alternate, lanceolate, 4–9 cm (1 123 12 in) long and 1.0–2.5 cm (38–1 in) broad, with a smooth margin. The highly aromatic flowers, produced in clusters of one to three, are 1 cm long with a four-lobed creamy yellow calyx; they appear in early summer and are followed by clusters of fruit, a small cherry-like drupe 1.0–1.7 cm (381116 in) long, orange-red covered in silvery scales. The fruits are sweet, though with a dryish, mealy texture.

The shrub can fix nitrogen in its roots, enabling it to grow on bare mineral substrates.