Elaeagnus spp? with photo

txtarheel(Z7a, central NC)July 13, 2005

My husband and I have been in our current house since last October. We've been trying to identify many of the plants we have - it's been a challenge, the last owner was a landscape designer and planted many rare and obscure cultivars.

Anyway, we have a massie planting along the forest of what I suspect are Elaeagnus of some sort. They bloomed with a nearly white, tiny flower in early May and are just beginning to fruit. I'd really like to know what species in particular these may be and if they are edible. I'm thinking multiflora, but am not 100%. I've got a couple close ups of the leaves and new berries posted below. The undersides of the leaves are a matte, silver color.

Thanks for your help!

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Yep. It's an Eleagnus, but I can't get you any farther than the genus level. I see 'em all over the place throughout the woods back home in east-central AL - but don't remember 'em there when I was a kid.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2005 at 10:41AM
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bonsaist(Z6/ Bethlehem, Pa)

it's Elaeagnus multiflora also known as 'Goumi'...
they are edible when fully ripe..

Here is a link that might be useful: Goumi berries

    Bookmark   August 3, 2005 at 2:40PM
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