Elaeagnus umbellata

Autumn Olive

Small tree with silvery foliage and small white, fragrant flowers – fixes nitrogen in the soil

Flowers: Masses of tiny fragrant white flowers early summer

Fruit: Small red edible fruit

Bark: Smooth light grey

Leaves: Deciduous, narrow and oval in shape. Silver underneath and green on top

Autumn colour:  Yellow

Ultimate height:  4m

Requirements: Small statement tree with great shape, colour contrast in the design with it’s silvery foliage and it fixes nitrogen in the soil as an extra bonus

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