Sudbury-Assabet-Concord River Watershed

Invasives

Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)

Autumn olive is a deciduous shrub that can grow to 20 ft. in height. The stems, buds and leaves have a dense covering of silvery to rusty scales. Leaves are alternate, egg or lance-shaped, smooth margined, dull green above and often with brown scales beneath. Autumn olive flowers in June…