Elaeagnus umbellata var.
rotundifolia is a variety of its original species, Elaeagnus
umbellata, inhabiting rocky coastal areas or sandy beaches; the main
difference between them lies in the shape of leaves. The leaves of
this variety, measuring 3-7cm in length, and 2-4cm in width, are
orbicular-ovate to oval, more expansive than the original species,
thicker, and scaly hairs being denser. The fruit ripens in
September-November, and the bloom time: April-June.