Autumn Olive
Elaeagnus umbellata
A very hardy, disease-resistant and easy to grow large shrub, Autumn Olive produces large quatities of nutritious, tasty and attractive berries. Autumn Olive fruit is high in lycopenes which are reported to help prevent prstate and other cancers. Bees love its fragrant flowers and birds relish the fruit. Autumn Olive likes full to half day sun and can grow to 10-12 feet in height, and is hardy to minus 30°F.
A real garden beauty, this unique Japanese variety features profuse and fragrant white flowers followed in autumn by sweet and tasty, large golden-yellow berries. 6192
Selected from our own orchard, Garnet bears abundant crops of large, reddish-bronze, sweet and very flavorful berries. 6194
Ruby is prized for its profuse blooms and heavy crops of very large, brilliant red berries. The flowers and fruit are complemented by the narrow, dark green foliage. 6190
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