Elaeagnus

Elaeagnus

  • Elaeagnus
  • Elaeagnus
  • Flower name
    Elaeagnus
  • Scientific name
    Elaeagnus
  • Alias茱萸, Silverberry, Oleaster
  • Place of originEastern Europe, North America, Japan and other Asian countries
  • Place of floweringGarden
  • Flowering seasonApril, May

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.


  • Eye
    Rosales
  • Family
    Elaeagnaceae
  • Genus
    Elaeagnus
  • Species
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scattered inflorescence/ umbrella shape
  • Petal shape
    Funnel/trumpet shaped
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeDeciduous shrub
  • Flower colorscream
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height200.0 ~ 400.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 1.0 cm

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