Autumn Olive, Punch Bowl


Elaeagnus umbellata

Incredibly productive bush is loaded with small dark red berries. 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.


Incredibly productive bush has small, shiny, dark- red berries in dense clusters. Juicy, fresh tasting tart berries ripen in late fall. Is high in the anti-oxidant lycopene which is thought to be preventative

for cancer and heart disease. Nitrogen fixer. Occasional thorns.