What is Elaeagnus
Elaeagnus, Silverberry ,Oleaster,or gumi, scientific name: Elaeagnus , is a deciduous shrub in the family Elaeagnaceae native to Eastern Europe, North America, and Asia, including Japan.It has spines on the branches ,and numerous hairs on the branches and leaves. The flower has no petals, and it is the calyx that looks like a flower. The calyx is a pale yellow tubular flower with brown spots. The tip of the calyx splits into four parts and opens flat. The flowers are followed by red fruits with brown spots. The fruit can be eaten.
Generic name: Elaeagnus, scientific name: Elaeagnus, aka: Silverberry, Oleaster, origin: Eastern Europe, North America, Asia including Japan, tree height: 200-400 cm, petiole: alternate, flower diameter: 1 cm, flower color: yellow, flower shape: funnel/tube flower, Petals: none, Number of stamens: 4; flowering period: April-May; fruit color: red; fruit shape: oval; fruit: edible; breeding: cuttings; use: garden tree; note: Insectivorous flower.