Elaeagnus angustifolia (Oleaster)
Native: West Asia and naturalised in south Europe
Location: Cultivated in parks and gardens, particularly in central Europe.
Sometimes a shrub.
Leaves are distinct for their silver scales on undersides.
In the Far East a sweet sherbet is made from its fruit.
Flowers open in June, and are about 0.6cm wide with an unusual heavy fragrance.
No sample available
Fruits are oval, about 1.2cm long silvery yellow and sweet.