Additional information for Oleaster, Russian Olive

Oleaster, Russian Olive

Oleaster, Russian Olive

Details  Wind-resistant, quick-growing, deciduous shrub with silvery foliage and fragrant flowers, followed by edible, ornamental fruits.
Common name  Oleaster, Russian Olive
Botanical name  Elaeagnus angustifolia
Family  Elaeagnaceae
Height (m)  7
Edible  
Fruit / berries  
Perennial  
Nitrogen fixer  
Date  July 11, 2013
Wind tolerance  High
Shade / Sun  Full sun
Flowers  Yellow

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Nitrogen fixing plant species suited to temperate climate such as North Canterbury New Zealand

Nitrogen fixing plant species suited to temperate climate such as North Canterbury New Zealand

Nitrogen is an essential element for plant growth. Certain plants have a useful ability to capture nitrogen from the atmosphere. This is often achieved through symbiotic relationship with fungi in the root zone. Being able access unlimited nitrogen allows these plants to grow quickly while also making some available to surrounding plants. The practical reality is that including nitrogen fixing plants of various shapes and sizes amongst other productive plantings improves overall health, vigour and fertility,