|Grid reference||ST 18518 79108|
|Common name||Russian olive|
|Status||Wales Champion 2020|
|Height||9M June 2020|
|Girth||113cm @ 0.4M June 2020|
This tree is on the east side of the Rose Garden, towards the north end. It is 50M north of the Rose Arbour.
General tree description
Elaeagnus angustifolia is a small, broad tree growing up to 11M in height, and has black-grey scaly bark. Its leaves are silvery-grey, lanceolate, up to 9cm long and 2cm broad, with smooth edges. Clusters of small, white and yellow, fragrant flowers appear in early summer, followed by clusters of small, oval, orange-yellow fruits.