About Autumn Olive
Eleagnus umbellata is an invasive deciduous shrub or small tree. It can fix nitrogen in its roots. It has sharp thorns, pale white to yellow heavily fragrant flowers and vibrant red berries. It threatens native species by out-competing them and interfering with natural nutrient cycling and plant succession.
Also known as
Spreading Oleaster, autumn elaeagnus, autumn-olive and oleaster
How to care for Autumn Olive
Autumn Olive needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Autumn Olive love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Autumn Olive does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Autumn Olive after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.