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Golden Silverberry

  • Scientific Name: Elaeagnus pungens 
  • Garden: Edibles and Herbs Garden
  • Plant Type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen
  • Sun/Shade Exposure: Full Sun
  • Moisture Requirements: Moist, Well-Drained

Plant Information

This very ornamental variety, Golden Silverberry features beautiful, yellow and green, variegated foliage, silvery beneath and covered with golden brown spots. Silverberries begin flowering in October and produce attractive and tasty red fruit covered with silver specks in late Spring. Latin Name: Elaeagnus pungens ‘Hosoba Fukurin’ Site and Soil: Silverberry likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil. Rootstock Description: Pollination Requirements: Silverberry is self-fertile. Hardiness: Silverberry is hardy to minus 10° F. or below. Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting. Size at Maturity: 6-8 ft. in height. Bloom Time: Late fall Ripening Time: Spring Yield: 5+ lbs. Pests & Diseases: Silverberry is not bothered by pests or diseases.

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ELPU Full DF (©2020 Dan Freedman), ELPU Leaf DF (©2020 Dan Freedman)