These unique and very attractive shrubs are relatives of Goumi and Autumn Olive. They are prized for their evergreen foliage, fragrant white flowers, and silvery red, tasty fruit. Silverberry’s unique fall blooms feature wonderful vanilla-like fragrance and are followed by tasty, slivery-red berries that ripen in late spring. Extremely cold winter temperatures will damage the fruit. Silverberry is hardy to minus 10°F and can grow 6-8 ft. in height and width. Planting several will make an attractive, evergreen, fragrant and fruiting hedge.
Elaeagnus pungens ‘Aureo-maculata’
This very ornamental variety 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.
Elaeagnus x ebbingei
A unique cross of two Silverberry species, Hybrid Silverberry features large, silvery leaves that become green on top as they age. It is prized for its profuse, fragrant, silvery-white flowers and its attractive, tasty, red fruit.