Book of Mediterranean Trees, Shrubs and Climbers


Elaeagnus angustifolia  Oleaster
Family Elaeagnaceae
Genus Elaeagnus    comes from the Greek words elaia meaning the olive tree and agnos meaning chaste-tree.(3)
Species angustifolia   L. narrow-leaved
Properties shrub
Elaeagnus angustifolia, commonly called Russian olive, silver berry, oleaster, Persian olive, or wild olive, or commonly referred to as senjid or sinjid in Afghanistan and senjed in Iran, is a species of Elaeagnus, native to western and central Asia, Afghanistan, from southern Russia and Kazakhstan to Turkey and Iran. It is now also widely established in North America as an introduced species.
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