|Elaeagnus umbellata is
a deciduous shrub found in sunny, gravelly soil areas, such as river
beaches, roadsides, etc., growing 2-3m, sometimes to 5m in height.
Leaves are oblong or lanceolate, the tips dull, the base
wedge-shaped, and the margins entire. Leaves: scaly hairs are
dropping off on the surface while in fruit; the backsides look white
since the scaly staffs cover them. Flowers, white, appear pendent
from axils and gradually turn yellowish. Fruit, 6-8mm across, ripen
red in Sep. to Nov. Bloom time: April-June.