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
This plant is a natural nitrogen fixer, so it can survive in almost any soil.
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
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Average to Dry Soils
Landscape usesScreening (privacy)