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Goumi, Cherry Silverberry   /   Elaeagnus multiflora

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Goumi, Cherry Silverberry - Elaeagnus Multiflora (latin)

Geographical origins: China/Japan
Adult sizes: 2 to 3m
Foliage: Deciduous
Type of soil: Any as long as free draining
Climate: Hardy to -25°C
Site: Partial shade to full sun


Properties and uses:
The Cherry Silverberry is a small, hardy shrub easy to look after which has numerous qualities. It tolerates any type of soil as long as well drained. It is hardy and disease-resistant.
This Eleagnus participates to the upkeep of biodiversity in covering itself with a multitude of small, fragrant, attractive to bees, white flowers in April/May. Bright red fruits looking like cherries and appreciated by birds follow during the entire summer. The Cherry Silverberry is self-fertile and its fruits can be eaten by humans in jellies or overripe.
The Cherry Silverberry has rapid growth and is mostly grown in hedges.

Plant them now: the shortest way to your plate is through your garden!


Several cultivars are available:
- 'Jahidka' no higher than 1.50m, variety designed for the creation of Bonsai.
- 'Sweet Scarlet' is an American obtention which offers larger, darker crimson fruits.
- 'Red Gem' is a fruiting variety, which has sweet, big thin- skinned fruits with a large stone.

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