Elaeagnus: from the Greek elaia (olive) and agnos (pure), possibly referring to the fruit; umbellata: in umbels
Perennial Shrub, Deciduous, Broad-leaf
☑ Piedmont ☑ Coastal Plain
Woods, thickets and fields
Coastal Plain Status
Marginally shade tolerant; will grow in thin canopy woodlands, but is usually supressed in deep shade. Fruit red vs. fruit yellow for E. angustifolia (Russian olive); leaves with a mixture of silver and bronze scales beneath vs. leaves with silver scales beneath for E. angustifolia.