- Flower nameElaeagnus rotundifolia
- Scientific nameElaeagnus umbellata var. rotundifolia
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringSeashore
- Flowering seasonApril, May
What is Elaeagnus rotundifolia
Elaeagnus rotundifolia (Scientific name: Elaeagnus umbellata var. rotundifolia) is a variant with rounded leaves of Elaeagnus umbellata which is a deciduous shrub in the family Elaeagnaceae. It is a coastal breed of E. umbellata and is found west of the Kanto region. The foliage is thick and dense with scaly hairs on the surface. The leaves have no serrated margins and are attached to the branches in an alternate fashion. The leaves are rounded during the flowering season and elongated by the time they bear fruit. Even though the name of the flower says autumn, it doesn't mean that it will bloom in autumn. It flowers in the spring and bears fruit in the fall. The spring flowers are small, white to light yellow, with no petals, and the flower-like shape is a calyx tube with four deep lobes at the tip and a flat opening. The fall fruit is eaten in a red spherical shape.
General name :Elaeagnus rotundifolia , Scientific name: Elaeagnus umbellata var. rotundifolia, aka:Maruba akigumi, origin: west of Kanto to Kyushu in Japan, environment: coastal area, type of life: coastal deciduous shrub, tree height: 200-400 cm, foliage: thick and densely scaly on the surface, leaf shape: elliptical, leaf length: 5-7 cm, leaf width: 3-4 cm, margin: full margin, petiole: reciprocal, diameter of calyx: 0.8-1 cm, flower color: white to light yellow, flowering season: April to May, fruiting season: globular, fruiting season: October to November.