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Winter Berries: the Autumn Olive, aka Autumn Berry — 2 Comments

    • Thank you, Dan – Great link! I added it to the resource list above. It really emphasizes how difficult this plant can be to eradicate if it becomes a problem. I especially like how the article gave recommendations for different native plants that can be planted instead.

      The related species, Russian Olive (aka oleaster, silverberry, Elaeagnus angustifolia) is also known to be invasive in some regions, especially along riparian areas. Here in WA State, the Russian variety is starting to become a problem in Eastern Washington.

      Permaculture fans often get excited about plants that add nitrogen to the soil and that have multiple other uses, and your link is a good reminder to anyone interested in ecosystem gardening to make sure you aren’t destroying the ecosystem you are trying to enhance!

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