I grow Autumn Olives, and it's the time of the year to take cuttings for grafting. I have had success grafting these using a cleft graft to some generic rootstocks.
I grow Charlie's Golden, Delightful, Jazzbo, and Brilliant Rose. Next year I should have cuttings of Jewell available as well. These varieties were previously available from a nursery that is no longer stocking them, and to the best of my knowledge, are not available for purchase anywhere!
I'm asking $5 per scion.
If you have any questions about the plants themselves or the grafting process feel free to let me know.
Yeah, they can be pretty invasive in some areas. Here in the pacific northwest the seeds don't germinate well, so they aren't really a problem. A local nursery grew them for 25 years and had only 3 volunteers in their fields of autumn olives - not bad.
That is a good point though, people should double check that before they purchase these, thanks for bringing that up.
Jon - I'm glad to see that Hector Black's autumn olives are still being offered even though Hidden Springs Nursery can no longer sell them. I don't believe they are protected varieties, but did you happen to check with the Hidden Springs folks regarding permission to sell them?