Elaeagnus umbellata

Autumn Elaeagnus, Autumn Olive, Thorny Elaeagnus

Trouble-free and fast-growing when young, these rugged, evergreen and deciduous shrubs thrive in heat, aridity, wind and poor soils. Waxy olive-green to gray leaves form dense shrubs that make an excellent screen or hedge. An excellent coastal windbreak. Types with variegated foliage are available. Inconspicuous, fragrant flowers develop into berry-like fruits. Some species have 2- to 3-inch long thorns. Prune to control size and to promote dense growth. Start by cuttings.
Elaeagnus umbellata, Autumn Elaeagnus, Autumn Olive, Thorny Elaeagnus
This tough, large grower has fragrant flowers and small, silvery berries that turn red. Branches often bear long spines.

Attributes - Elaeagnus umbellata

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Late Spring

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 10 ft. to 18 ft.

Width: 18 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Long Blooming. Susceptible to Black Spot, Rust, Scales, Verticillium Wilt.

Related Plants

Elaeagnus ebbengei, Elaeagnus x ebbengii 'Gilt Edge', Elaeagnus multiflora, Elaeagnus pungens, Elaeagnus pungens 'Maculata'
 
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