Plant Care Elaeagnus Angustifolia

Elaeagnus Angustifolia

Also known as

Russian Olive, Russian Olive, Russian olive, Silver berry, Persian olive and Wild olive


Elaeagnus angustifolia

How to care for Elaeagnus Angustifolia


How often to water your Elaeagnus Angustifolia

Water needs for Elaeagnus Angustifolia
0.5 cups
every 9

Elaeagnus Angustifolia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Seattle, Washington.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Elaeagnus Angustifolia in Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

25% Very Low

Growing Elaeagnus Angustifolia in Seattle right now

Light needs for plant Elaeagnus Angustifolia in Seattle, Washington

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

February 5th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Seattle is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Elaeagnus Angustifolia in Seattle, Washington

Sunlight will increase by 67.4% ☀️

February 6th, 2023

Seattle is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to increase by 67.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.0 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Elaeagnus Angustifolia in Seattle, Washington

Daylight will increase by 1.7 hours 📈

February 7th, 2023

This month, Seattle is getting an average of 7.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 19.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Russian Olive in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Elaeagnus Angustifolia: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Elaeagnus Angustifolia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Seattle, Washington ⛅.

Elaeagnus Angustifolia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Elaeagnus Angustifolia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Elaeagnus Angustifolia: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Elaeagnus Angustifolia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Elaeagnus Angustifolia

Nutrient needs for plant Elaeagnus Angustifolia in Seattle, Washington

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

February 2nd, 2023

The growing potential in Seattle is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot…

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Difficulty Level

Elaeagnus Angustifolia can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

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Care Summary for Elaeagnus Angustifolia

Elaeagnus Angustifolia

Elaeagnus Angustifolia

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Seattle, Washington, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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