Plant Detail

NOTE: This species is an invasive species

Elaeagnus umbellata

* Common Name:

autumn olive

* Genus:

Elaeagnus

* Species:

umbellata

Subspecies:

* Family (scientific):

Elaeagnaceae

* Family (common):

Olive

Synonyms :

* Distribution in Canada:

Ontario
Quebec
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Newfoundland

 

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Habitat

Ecozone(s):

Natural Habitat(s):

Erosion Control?

Characteristics
 
Growing Conditions

* Plant Type:

Shrub

Moisture Requirements: Dry, Normal

Light Requirements: Sun

Soil Requirements: Clay, Sand

Temperature Zone:

Evergreen?

No

Average Height:

3 to 4 m

Tolerances:

Drought Tolerant

Flower Info
 
Fruit/Seed Info

Showy flowers?

Yes

Showy fruit/seeds?

Yes

Bloom time:

May to May

Edible for humans?

No

Flower Colour(s):

Yellow

Fruit/Seed Colour(s):

Red

Miscellaneous
 

Fragrant Flowers?

Yes

Fragrant Foliage?

No

Fall colours?

Yes

Distinctive bark?

No

Poisonous to humans?

No

Thorns or prickles?

No

Attracts wildlife?

Larval host for:

Plant Watch species?

No

Interesting Tidbits
 
References

Native Range: Korea, China, and Japan

Invasive Range: ON,QC,NB,NF,NS

Time of Invasion: USA, 1930

Invasion Pathway: Introduced for ornamental cultivation

Status: Of potential concern

Impacts: Invades disturbed areas, open fields and roadsides. Drought tolerant and competes with native trees

Control: Remove all seedlings. NatureServe also suggests many other methods of control.
(NatureServe, Invasive Species in Canada)

USDA PLANTS Database

Invasive Species in Canada

Canadian Bot. Conservation Net

NatureServe



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