Autumn Olive, Brilliant Rose

Elaeagnus umbellata

Abundant orange/red berries the size of peas (large for autumn olive). Excellent variety. Has excellent flavor. High in the antioxidant lycopene. Drought tolerant. Nitrogen fixer. Occasional thorns.

USDA Zone: 3-9

Pollination: Considered self-fertile but will produce better with 2 varieties.

Time to productivity: 2-3 years depending on conditions.

Ripening time: September

Size: 15′. Easy to prune smaller.


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Abundant orange red berries the size of peas. Excellent variety. Has excellent flavor and is high in the anti-oxidant lycopene which is thought to be preventative for cancer and heart disease. Nitrogen fixer. Occasional thorns.

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