Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Edible · Fragrant Flowers · Shrub

Elaeagnus multiflora

Scientific name: Elaeagnus multiflora

Family: ELAEAGNACEAE

Common names: “Goumi” “silverberry”

Plant Type: Deciduous shrub

Conditions:

Zone: 4-9

Light: Full sun – part shade

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Average – poor, nitrogen fixer so prefers less fertile soils

Moisture: Well drained, drought tolerant

Aesthetic:

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Plant Size: 6-8′ H & W

Leaf and Stem shape: Young branches with brown scales, dark green ovate leaves, silver dotted with tiny brown scales beneath

Flower: Small, fragrant, bell-shaped silvery-white flowers bloom in spring, followed by red fruit in summer Image result for elaeagnus multiflora

Pruning: Minimal – little, cut back DDD’s

Maintenance: Low, doesn’t enjoy fertilizer

Landscape use: Hedge, wildlife garden, edible, background plant, screen

Propagate: By seed and cuttings

Pests & Disease: Nothing serious

*Deer resistant

Attracts and feeds birds

Comments: Native to Japan, nitrogen fixer, edible berries are extremely tart and dry out the mouth, berries high in lycopene an essential amino acid which promotes eye health

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