Elaeagnus umbellata

£2.50

Autumn olive. A large, spreading, vigorous shrub to 10m (32 ft) high; nitrogen-fixing and benefiting other nearby plants. Bears pale red, juicy, sweet-acid edible fruits in autumn; the seeds are also edible. Fruits are borne at about 6 years of age. Useful in hedges, as a dune stabiliser and as a nurse plant. Growth 2.5m (8 ft) in 10 years; hardy to -35°C. Stratification: WS4+CS10. Number of seeds: 50.

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Autumn olive. A large, spreading, vigorous shrub to 10m (32 ft) high; nitrogen-fixing and benefiting other nearby plants. Bears pale red, juicy, sweet-acid edible fruits in autumn; the seeds are also edible. Fruits are borne at about 6 years of age. Useful in hedges, as a dune stabiliser and as a nurse plant. Growth 2.5m (8 ft) in 10 years; hardy to -35°C. Stratification: WS4+CS10