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Bush2Beach

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Elaeagnus Plant ID help
« on: February 12, 2018, 02:21:15 PM »
I found some huge bushes in a local park. I've never seen Elaeagnus plants this big before. Taste's kind of like a plum. I realize it's probably Goumi but I've never tasted Goumi . Thanks for the help.


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Re: Elaeagnus Plant ID help
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 03:36:49 PM »
Looks like a Silverberry. Thanks.

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Re: Elaeagnus Plant ID help
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 07:30:09 AM »
Elaeagnus latifolia?

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Re: Elaeagnus Plant ID help
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 11:37:10 AM »
Could be elaeagnus umbellata-Autumn Olive but I've never seen one with large fruit although I've heard that there all large fruited varieties.

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Re: Elaeagnus Plant ID help
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 05:04:11 PM »
there are a few for sale as ornamentals
they do fruit, but they are hybrids and there is little flesh on the fruit.
i have 2 i got from a sale at Lowes for $2 each
its a good nitrogen fixing plant that keeps nice green leaves all winter.
the fruit has a nice taste, but very little flesh.

i have the latifolia i grew from seed
only 1 survived and it just lost its leaves in the freeze.
i had forgot it is a tropical relative.
autumn olive and russian olive can take temps below zero F.

Latifolia seedlings



fruit (hybrid)



fruit (hybrid)



Lowes Hybrid (left)


 

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