Russian Olive

Genus Elaegnus
Oleaster Family (Elaegnaceae)



Russian Olive trees near Sevier River

Russian Olive
(Elaegnus angustifolia)

These small weedy trees grow in pastures and waste places where the ground is damp. They bloom in the early summer. The flowers have a sickly sweet odor.

They provide good cover and food for birds.


Flowers of a Russian Olive tree in June Fruits of a Russian Olive tree