Elaeagnus umbellata

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Elaeagnus umbellata (Elaeagnus parvifolia, Royle. E. japonica, Hort. E. umbellata var. parvifolia, Servettaz). Shrub or small tree to 20 ft., with erect sts. and spiny, spreading branches: lvs. elliptic-ovate or oblong-lanceolate, crisped at the margin, usually with stellate hairs above, glabrous at length, silvery beneath, 1½-3 in. long: fls. axillary, usually crowded on short lateral branchlets, short- pedicelled; perianth narrow, tube longer than limb, whitish within, fragrant: fr. globose or nearly so, densely silvery when young, pink when ripe, ⅓ in. long. June; fr. in Aug. Himalayas, China, Japan.—Not quite hardy N. Sometimes cult, under the name of E. reflexa, which species, however, is evergreen. Var. japonica macrophylla is advertised but probably does not belong to this species. CH

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