Autumn Olive as Bonsai

Bonsai Iterate

Like many plant species, Elaeagnus umbellata goes by many names. I call it Autumn Olive. It doesn’t belong in my part of the world, but it grows wild here nonetheless on the sides of roads and edges of wooded areas. I have kept a few individual plants as bonsai for several years, and below is a collection of my observations and conclusions about the species as a bonsai subject.

Elaeagnus umbellata, wired spring 2021

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