Seed Swaps

Autumn Olive

Elaeagnus umbellata

  • 11 plantings
  • 2 for swap
  • 1 wanted
  • 4 stashed

Autumn Olive is part of the Elaeagnus genus. Its scientific name is Elaeagnus umbellata. The botanical name epithet for Autumn Olive (umbellata) means 'with umbels'.

It is a flowering edible fruit and is treated mainly as a perennial, so it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater).

Normally reaching to a mature height of 13.87 feet (4.27 metres).

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Autumn Olive have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Autumn Olive

See our list of companion Plants for Autumn Olive to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Autumn Olive from seed

Transplanting Autumn Olive

How long does Autumn Olive take to grow?

These estimates for how long Autumn Olive takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.

Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!

Days to Germination How long does it take Autumn Olive to germinate?

Average days | Min days | Max days (0)

Days to Transplant How long until I can plant out Autumn Olive?
+ days

Average days | Min days | Max days (0)

Days to Maturity How long until Autumn Olive is ready for harvest / bloom?
+ days

Average days | Min days | Max days (0)

Total Growing Days How long does it take to grow Autumn Olive?
= days

Autumn Olive Folklore & Trivia

This plant is considered an invasive species in some areas of North America.

Other names for Autumn Olive

Japanese silverberry

Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb.

Latest Autumn Olive Reviews


Autumn Olive Forums

No groups yet - why not start a new one?