Autumn Olive

(Elaeagnus umbellata)

Large deciduous shrub with silvery foliage. Autumn olive grows up to 20’ tall. Twigs are covered by small silvery scales.


Other names for this plant include:

  • Common names: Autumn elaeagnus, oleaster, silverberry, spreading oleaster
  • Scientific names: E. crispa; E. umbellata car. parvifolia; E. parvifolia

Ecological threat:

  • Autumn olive invades open and forested natural areas, as well as roadsides and agricultural fields.
  • It thrives in high light conditions where it can produce numerous fruits.
  • Alters nutrient cycling by adding nitrogen to the soil.
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