Trees by Genus

Genus 'Elaeagnus'

Elaeagnus angustifolia

Elaeagnus angustifolia (Oleaster)

Elaeagnus angustifolia

Native: West Asia and naturalised in south Europe

Location: Cultivated in parks and gardens, particularly in central Europe.

Sometimes a shrub.

Foliage

Leaves are distinct for their silver scales on undersides.

Uses

In the Far East a sweet sherbet is made from its fruit.

Flowers

Elaeagnus angustifolia

Flowers open in June, and are about 0.6cm wide with an unusual heavy fragrance.

Fruits

No sample available

Fruits are oval, about 1.2cm long silvery yellow and sweet.