This very ornamental variety, Golden Silverberry features beautiful, yellow and green, variegated foliage, silvery beneath and covered with golden brown spots. Its attractive and tasty red fruit is covered with silver specks.
Latin Name: Elaeagnus pungens ‘Aureo-maculata’
Site and Soil: Silverberry likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
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.
USDA Zone: 6
Sunset Western Zone: 4-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32