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Elaeagnus umbellata Cardinal - Cardinal Autumn Olive Seed - Sheffield`s Seed Co., Inc.

Elaeagnus umbellata

'Cardinal'

Cardinal Autumn Olive

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  • Elaeagnus umbellata 'Cardinal'

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Details

Min. hardiness zone:
4
Item ID:

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 6 hours
Stratification
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination
Germination: can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination, sow seed 3/4" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed

Bloom Period
Early Spring


Commercial Availability
Routinely Available


Fruit/Seed Abundance
High


Fruit/Seed Period Begin
Summer


Fruit/Seed Period End
Fall


Fruit/Seed Persistence
Yes


Propagated by Bare Root
Yes


Propagated by Bulb
No


Propagated by Container
Yes


Propagated by Corm
No


Propagated by Cuttings
No


Propagated by Seed
Yes


Propagated by Sod
No


Propagated by Sprigs
No


Propagated by Tubers
No


Seed per Pound
27600


Seed Spread Rate
Rapid


Seedling Vigor
High


Small Grain
No


Vegetative Spread Rate
None


 


Suitability/Use


Berry/Nut/Seed Product
No


Christmas Tree Product
No


Fodder Product
No


Fuelwood Product



Lumber Product
No


Naval Store Product
No


Nursery Stock Product
Yes


Palatable Browse Animal
Medium


Palatable Graze Animal
Low


Palatable Human
Yes


Post Product
No


Protein Potential
Low


Pulpwood Product
No


Veneer Product
No


 

Elaeagnus umbellata 'Cardinal' Cardinal Autumn Olive is a deciduous shrub or small tree that is native to eastern Asia, grown for both its ornamental value and its edible fruit. The leaves are bright green on top, silvery beneath, and the fragrant silvery-white flowers are loved by bees. The red fruit appears in the fall and is loved by birds, which may cause the plant to spread excessively. The fruit can be eaten raw or cooked, and is juicy and pleasantly acidic. If picked under-ripe, the fruit will be astringent. The fruit is rich in sugars, proteins, and vitamin C, and is known to have 7-17 times the amount of the antioxidant lycopene as tomatoes, which can decrease the risk of prostate cancer. This cultivar, Cardinal, has green foliage and produces lots of fruit that is silvery at first and later turns scarlet. It is tolerant of drought, salt, and poor sandy soil, and is suitable for being used as a hedge or in erosion control. The harvested fruit stores for about 15 days at room temperature. The shrub grows to a height of 14 feet at maturity and has a rapid growth rate. It is available for purchase through routine commercial availability.

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