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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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individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2019

  • Deciduous - elliptic, wavy-margined leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • Scented flowers
  • 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
  • Rounded to broadly spreading
  • 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.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - can become chlorotic on shallow chalky soil.
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