... growing and hybridizing all kinds of plants in zone 6b Maryland since the 1980's.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

'Sweet Scarlet' Goumi (Elaeagnus multiflora)

I'm impressed by this little shrub already. I just purchased it this Spring and it's less than a foot tall, but already it ripened three tasty little berries as a preview of things to come. They're quite a bit bigger than the locally naturalized Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata) fruits and taste better too. I think this one's going to be a welcome addition to our edible landscaping... fragrant Spring flowers, attractive foliage, tasty berries and a nitrogen fixing shrub as well... I can hardly imagine how productive these bushes must be when they mature.

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