Also called Japanese silverberry, autumn elaeagnus, umbellata oleaster and spreading oleaster.  We have seen some sources spell (misspell?) it Elaeagnus umbellate.

Very distantly related to (not in the same genus, order nor subclass as) the food olive European olive Olea europaea.

Native to eastern Asia, from the Himalayas to 🇯🇵 Japan.  Because its roots fix atmospheric nitrogen, it can outcompete many other trees in infertile soils.  Invasive > learn+quiz Invasive > Global Invasive > in USA+Canada Invasive > report it! Invasive > in USA Invasive > in USFS Invasive > in Michigan inv. trading card (.pdf)

In the 🇺🇸 USA, the USDA suggests those seeking a drought tolerant tree replace this plant with native alternatives 🍓︎ strawberry bush Euonymus americanus , wax-myrtle Myrica cerifera , meadowsweet Spiraea latifolia or mapleleaf viburnum Viburnum acerifolium. [1]

Learn more about autumn olive Elaeagnus umbellata

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