Goumi

Elaeagnus multiflora

This plant can be used to create a pretty, fragrant hedge that produces edible berries in Summer. Fully ripe fruits are juicy, sweet, and tart with a taste reminiscent of sour cherries, and may be eaten fresh off the shrub, dried, or cooked into delicious pies or preserves.

Water: Prefers moist soil but can tolerate drought

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: A deciduous shrub, growing to 9' tall

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Sandy loam or clay, but needs good drainage

Origin: East Asia, China, and Japan