1 Package of 10 Seeds
Plants can be grown as a hedge in exposed positions, tolerating maritime exposure. It is fairly fast-growing and very tolerant of pruning, but is rather open in habit and does not form a dense screen. Because the plant fixes atmospheric nitrogen, it makes a hedge that enriches the soil rather than depriving it of nutrients.
An essential oil obtained from the flowers is used in perfumery. A gum from the plant is used in the textile industry in calico printing. Wood - hard, fine-grained. Used for posts, beams, domestic items, it is also much used for carving. The wood is an excellent fuel.
Elaeagnus angustifolia Russian Silverberry , Oleaster , or Russian-olive is a species of Elaeagnus , native to western and central Asia , from southern Russia and Kazakhstan to Turkey and Iran .
Appealing silvery-green leaves; small but fragrant flowers; likes sun; a tough plant, doesn't mind drought, or poor soil, very salt-tolerant; native over a wide swathe of southern Europe east to the Himalayas.
Growing Info: Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 6 hours. Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days. Germination: sow seed 3/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.