Autumn Olive

Autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata), also known as Japanese silverberry, is a deciduous perennial shrub native to temperate and tropical Asia that was introduced into the United States in the early 1800s from Japan. Autumn olive has become a problem outside of its native range due to the fact that it is a prolific seed producer and is capable of rapid growth in a wide variety of environments, including environments poor in nutrients. It often forms dense thickets that shade out native species and increases the nitrogen
content of the soil.

For more information on Autumn Olive, view our Best Management Practices by clicking the Download link below: