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.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 10° F. or below.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6-8 ft. in height.
Fruit Skin: Red fruit covered with silver specks
Bloom Time: Late fall
Ripening Time: Spring
Yield: 5+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Silverberry is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 6-9