Native to China, Korea and Japan, Elaeagnus multiflora grows to be a spreading shrub with fragrant flowers in late Spring followed by masses of edible, dark red fruit in mid to late summer once established.
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(Goumi) Native to China, Korea and Japan, Elaeagnus multiflora grows to be a spreading shrub with fragrant flowers in late Spring followed by masses of edible, dark red fruit in mid to late summer once established. The leaves are green with a silvery underside.
Elaeagnus multiflora is a handsome fruiting shrub, most suited for a sunny position with well drained soil.
- Position: Full sun.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soil. Elaeagnus multiflora dislikes waterlogged or wet soils.
- Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. After a very cold winter, Elaeagnus multiflora may suffer some die back, although it will usually recover well and re-grow in the following year.
- Flowering Period: April - May.
- Flower Colour: White
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Elaeagnus multiflora grows to be a medium sized, spreading shrub.
- Height: 2.5 - 3m (8 - 10 ft).
- Spread: 2.5 m (8 - 10 ft).
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy
- Special Features
- Fruit - Ornamental, Scented, Fruit - Edible
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