Plant ID forum: Please ID this Shrub

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thomasanderson530
Oct 21, 2016 12:01 PM CST
Located in Austin, Tx. Was planted prior to us moving in. Just want to know what it is so we can take care of it properly.

Thanks in advance!
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Oct 21, 2016 12:09 PM CST
It is an Elaeagnus. Depending on the type it can be a good thing or a bad thing. Someone may chime in soon along to tell you the variety.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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thomasanderson530
Oct 21, 2016 12:49 PM CST
Do they flower or anything?
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Oct 21, 2016 1:13 PM CST
Keep in mind we still don't have a positive ID for your plant. It might just as easily be the native Silverberry/Elaeagus commutata and if so it could be a keeper. Please allow some time for others to chime in with better answers.

Doe it make flowers? Not so you would notice.

I don't know which type you have but look at this link to get a general idea of the size of the flowers.
Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)

You can look at the Elaeagnus entry in our NGA databae and see the many different types. http://garden.org/plants/searc...

The Elaeagnus that I have/had makes a very sweet smelling flower that drives the bumble bees crazy but the flowers are tiny. Mine makes a fruit which is somewhat edible but there is not enough to make jelly. I moved away from that yard/garden one year ago and without proper pruning the Elaeagnus grew to be 20 feet tall and almost as wide. The new owner yanked it out with a tow chain.

Some Elaeagnus have "thorns" which are not true thorns but if you step on one it will hurt just the same.

Some Elaeagnus are considered by many states to be invasive. Since the fruit is eaten by birds we cannot control the spread of seeds.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"

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