Elaeagnus umbellatus

Elaeagnus umbellatus
  • BOTANICAL NAME: Elaeagnus umbellatus
  • PRONUNCIATION: el-e-ag'nus um-bel-la'ta
  • COMMON NAME: Autumn Olive
  • FAMILY: Elaeagnaceae
  • NATIVITY: China, Korea, Japan.
  • GROWTH HABIT: large shrub, often open and light texture, spiny brached
  • SIZE: 12 to 18' (height) by 12 - 18' (spread).
  • HARDINESS: Zone 3 - 8.
  • CULTURE: loamy/ sandy soils, full sun
  • LANDSCAPE USE: A bird-attracting shrub.
  • FOLIAGE: bright green above, silver-green underside, alternate, simple, elliptic to ovate-oblong 2 to 4" long
  • BUDS: small, rounded
  • BARK: silverish-brown
  • FLOWER: 1/2" funnel shaped, silvery-white fragrant flowers
  • FRUIT: silvery globose turning red when ripe, born on short stalks
  • PROPAGATION: cuttings
  • PESTS: leaf spots, cankers, rust
  • CULTIVARS: 'Big Red', 'Brilliant Rose', 'Hidden Springs'
University of Delaware

University of Delaware Botanic GardensNewark, DE 19716Phone: 302 831-0153