ELAEAGNUS umbellata

Commonly known as Autumn olive

Vigorous spreading shrub or small tree. Leaves which are silvery at first maturing to bright green on upper surface. Silvery yellow-white flowers and silvery fruit
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ELAEAGNUS umbellata

 
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  • Deciduous
    wavy-margined leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • Height
    5m (16ft)
  • Spread
    5m (16ft)
  • Tree
    Wide-spreading. Silvery fruits turn red in autumn.
  • Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Medicinal properties - the 1cm (½in) long fruit is edible when ripe and contains 7-17 times the amount of the antioxidant lycopene than tomatoes.
  • Pests & Diseases
    coral spot.
  • Place of origin
    Himalayas, China, Japan.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
  • Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Pruning group 2 - Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
    Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
    When: Annually, after flowering.

    RHS groups 2 & 3
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil - can become chlorotic on shallow chalky soil.
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
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5m (16ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

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