Invasive Plant Factsheet: Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)

Introduced from Asia as an ornamental in 1830, this shrub has been commonly cultivated for wildlife habitat and planted along roadsides for erosion control. Its high seed production, as well as its adverse affect on the nitrogen cycle, now threaten native plant communities in many national parks in Virginia. Both Arlington
and Alexandria list the plant as invasive.

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Print Version (Legal Size):
Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)

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