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Fruit and seeds: May-Jun. Drupe (berry-like), oblong, 0.4-0.6 in (1-1.5 cm) long, fleshy, red and brown scaly when ripe, persistent shriveled calyx tube at tip.
Ecology: Spreads by animal-dispersed seeds and occurs as scattered individuals, both in the open and under forest shade. Fast-growing, weedy ornamental, still being planted for landscaping. Frequently planted for hedgerows and on highway rights-of-way. Tolerant of drought and salt.
Resembles autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata) and Russian olive (E. angustifolia) with both of these being deciduous. Autumn olive leaves green above and flowers early summer producing many reddish-rounded berries in fall and early winter. Russian olive with silver scaly twigs and leaf surfaces, which flowers early summer producing many yellow olives in fall and winter.
Bayer International Code - ELPU2
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Last updated on Sunday, August 10, 2003 at 11:17 PM
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