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Elaeagnus umbellata

More About Elaeagnus umbellata

  • Small, fragrant, creamy-white flowers are hidden in the foliage,
  • Silvery fruits with brown spots turning reddish in the fall are tasty when ripe
  • Leaves green above, silvery on the undersides
  • Upright, spreading, vigorous shrub
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario  

This plant is a natural nitrogen fixer, so it can survive in almost any soil.   

Zone:

4

Height:

3-4 m

Spread:

3-4 m

Colour:

White
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Autumn Olive Growing and Maintenance Tips

Autumn olive is best grown in a dry, almost sandy soil, and will tolerate high pH and sites where salt may be a problem. May need some pruning to prevent thicket-like growth.


Elaeagnus umbellata Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Edible
Edible
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant
Fruit
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Spreading
Clumping
Multi-stem/Clump form
Upright

Foliage Color

Silver

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)
Roadside planting
Woodland/woods edge