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Russian Olive tree

Russian Olive Trees

Russian Olive trees make really great windbreaks or screens, as they are fast growing deciduous trees.

They are not in the Olive family, but they are very heat and drought tolerant and water usage is low.
The tree is also salt and alkali tolerant.

The leaves are a beautiful silvery-grey and in the spring the tree is covered with tiny yellow, highly fragrant flowers, followed by small non-edible berries. Birds, however, do like them.

If someone has a Russian Olive tree in your neighborhood, come spring time you will know it, the perfume the flowers emit is unbelievably beautiful.

Some people don't like the tree because of the thorns, but we say, stay away from them! Enjoy the beautiful leaf color and coupled with the fragrance it produces you will be the envy of your neighbors!

Plant the Russian Olive near purpleleaf plums for contrast.

 


Russian Olive tree flowering
Russian Olive tree, flowers
Russian Olive tree windbreak
Russian Olive trees, windbreak, privacy screen
     

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