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Elaeagnus angustifolia

Russian olive

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Common name

Russian olive


Scientific name

Elaeagnus angustifolia L.


Conservation status and threats

Not protected species in Bulgaria.


Description and identification

Elaeagnus angustifolia is an deciduous tree or shrub reaching a height of up to 10 m. Flowering May-June1.


Habitat

Russian olive is a fast growing, especially in the first years. Very drought-resistant, light-loving, undemanding to the soil and gas-resistant species. It has the ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen, which is why it enriches poor and depleted soils. It thrives in both moist and well-drained soils; it prefers sandy, medium-fertile soils, it also develops successfully on poor and dry soils, but does not like shallow calcareous soils. It requires thorough expositions. A fairly dry and windproof look. It prefers a continental climate2.


Distribution in Bulgaria

Introduced species in Bulgaria to 1000 m altitude3.


General distribution

Map of general distribution4:

Elaeagnus angustifolia



References

1 Маркова, М. 1979. Във: Флора на Народна Република България, том VII, София.

2 Ана Петрова, Владимир Владимиров, Валери Георгиев. 2012. Инвазивни видове растения в България, Институт за биорзанообразие и екоситемни изследвания, София.

3 Ана Петрова, Владимир Владимиров, Валери Георгиев. 2012. Инвазивни видове растения в България, Институт за биорзанообразие и екоситемни изследвания, София.

4 Elaeagnus angustifolia L. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science.


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