Sherwood's Goumi Berry, Gumi, Natsugumi, Cherry Silverberry

Elaeagnus mutliflora 'Sherwood'

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Sherwood's Goumi Berry, Gumi, Natsugumi, Cherry Silverberry
Sherwood's Goumi Berry, Gumi, Natsugumi, Cherry Silverberry
Sherwood's Goumi Berry, Gumi, Natsugumi, Cherry Silverberry
Scarlet red, 1/2-3/4" long, tart, cherry-like fruit are produced in abundance during late spring on a vigorous, pest and disease resistant deciduous fountaining shrub. The Goumi Berry is exceptionally high in vitamin C and can be enjoyed fresh or made into a jelly that is, in our opinion, as good or better than Mayhaw jelly. It can also be made into pie filling. This selection was shared with us many years ago by plantsman Sherwood Aikens of Minden, Louisiana and our plants have been productive for over 30 years with practically no maintenance. One of the few plants with a symbiotic nitrogen fixating bacteria relationship that is not a Legume. Easy and reliable.

The Goumi flowers on last season's growth so do any pruning once fruiting has finished.

 

Grows To: 8'H x 12'W

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9, possibly into zones 4,5,6

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Soil Types & Moisture: Tolerant of poor and even clay soils but are likely to do best in a well-drained soil.

Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered

Native To / Cultivar Origin: China - this cultivar was shared with us by Sherwood Aikens of Minden, Louisiana

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Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml

Price: $ 14.99
Catalog ID# 444
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