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Salix eleagnos

Salix eleagnos (Salix eleagnos)

The Garden Centre told us this was a type of Willow. Locally we are told it is called an Olive Willow, the botanical name is probably Salix elaeagnus. It has long thorns on the branches.

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Very interesting. This reminds me of a russian olive. I'm betting the willow makes it tougher as far as cold hardiness. I'll have to look into it. Things have gotta be real tough for me up here. :-)

10 Jun, 2008


Hahaaha tough when the first factor you have to consider is cold hardiness? I'm too familiar with that, unfortunately.. I have a russian olive (eleagnus augustifolia) that has very sharp spines and it's leaves are grey-green... they are amazingly hardy.At present they are in blossom and smell wonderful. Is it possible that it's a politically correct name...for something russian? I find I can grow anything , russian or siberian or Amurian because they are so hardy.

10 Jun, 2008

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