GOUMI GOUMI TREES-Elaeagnus multiflora Zone 5 CHILL 400
GOUMI GOUMI TREES-Elaeagnus multiflora Zone 5 CHILL 400

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GOUMI GOUMI TREES-Elaeagnus multiflora Zone 5 CHILL 400

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  • Elaeagnus multiflora, the cherry elaeagnus,[1] cherry silverberry,[2] goumi, gumi, or natsugumi, is a species of Elaeagnus native to China, Korea, and Japan
  • Elaeagnus multiflora is a deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub or small tree
  • The flowers are solitary or in pairs, fragrant with a cinnamon smell mid-spring nice landscaping plant as well as for fruit
  • Large up to 1/2 inch fruit
  • The fruit is juicy and edible, with a sweet but astringent taste somewhat similar to that of rhubarb, skin is red thin and fragil
  • Fruit ripens mid June
  • Nitrogen fixing plant
  • Chinese people have traditionally considered Elaeagnus multiflora to be among a group of "nutraceuticals", or foods that are edible and have medicinal values.
  • The fruit of many members of this genus is a very rich source of vitamins and minerals, especially in vitamins A, C and E, flavanoids and other bio-active compounds. It is also a fairly good source of essential fatty acids, which is fairly unusual for a fruit. It is being investigated as a food that is capable of reducing the incidence of cancer and also as a means of halting or reversing the growth of cancers. The leaves are used in the treatment of coughs. The fruit is prescribed in the treatment of watery diarrhoea. The root is astringent, a decoction is used to treitch and foul sores.
  • Beautiful upright spreading tree
  • Needs a cross pollinator to fruit--use Maxine, Big Red, or Gold-yellow
  • Zone 5 chill hours 400

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