Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Shrub Varieties and other Lawn topics.
Russian Olive (elaeagnus angustifolia is a good shrub for planting in poor soils or roadside planting. This large shrub grows to almost 5 metres at maturity, and, if grown on a single stem, it can be formed into a small tree. The sivery leaves contrast well with the green of other shrubs and yellow flowers open in early summer which are quite fragrant. Olive-like fruits, which give the common name, ripen in late summer and have a sweet flavor but a dryish texture.