Elaeagnus umbellata
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Elaeagnus umbellata

autumn olive bush

  family elaeagnaceae 
  genus elaeagnus 

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Genus  Elaeagnus Species  umbellata Variety  Cultivar  Common names  autumn olive bush   aki-gumi Family  ELAEAGNACEAE Specimen number  S11968 Data source  Frgnt p122;UnFruit pp113-120;Xeri p303
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  12' - 15' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 04-08 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-08b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The flowers of Elaeagnus umbellata have a mild sweet perfume. Autumn olive bush can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. Elaeagnus umbellata is known as aki-gumi in Japanese. It needs a bit of a cold spell with temperatures below 15� Fahrenheit to do its best. This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does well in dry soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  It has silver-flecked red berries with a very tart flavor. Elaeagnus umbellata is most frequently used fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  fragrant Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Faintly sweet Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style  Bush Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period  Jul 01 - Jul 31 Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  has silver-flecked red berries with a very tart flavor
Horticulture notes  Elaeagnus umbellata is self fertile. Crops can be harvested throughout July. Autumn olive bush is thought to originate from Japan.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Elaeagnus umbellata is a woody perennial. Autumn olive bush is deciduous in nature.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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