Elaeagnus multiflora
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Elaeagnus multiflora

cherry silverberry
goumi
gumi fruits
daio-gumi

  Family ELAEAGNACEAE 
  Genus Elaeagnus 

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Identification
Genus  Elaeagnus Species  multiflora Variety  Cultivar  Common names  cherry silverberry   goumi   gumi fruits   daio-gumi Family  ELAEAGNACEAE Specimen number  S10382 Data source  GrUnFr p134;UnFruit pp113-120
 
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  6' - 10' Overall spread   
 
Climate
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-09b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
 
Garden
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Elaeagnus multiflora can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20 Fahrenheit. Elaeagnus multiflora is known as daio-gumi in Japanese.
 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
 
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
 
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The fruit is 3/4 inch oblong, reddish-orange with small silver-white speckles and with a single hard seed. It is juicy and tart, but slightly astringent. Some of its possible culinary uses include: in jelly and in sweets. Elaeagnus multiflora is most often used fresh.
 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
 
Cultivation
Propagule  Seed   Cutting   Layering Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style  Bush Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period  Jun 01 - Jun 30 Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
 
Nutrition
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Jelly   Sweets   Fresh Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts 3/4 inch oblong, reddish-orange with small silver-white speckles and with a single hard seed Flavor / texture  juicy and tart, but slightly astringent
 
Horticulture
Horticulture notes  No special fertilization is necessary for Elaeagnus multiflora to produce fruit. Harvesting usually occurs in June. Cherry silverberry (in some places called gumi fruits and goumi) can be propagated by seed or using a cutting or by layering. This plant is thought to originate from China, Korea and Japan.
 
Herbarium
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Elaeagnus multiflora is a woody perennial. Cherry silverberry (locally known in some parts as gumi fruits and goumi) is deciduous in nature.

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