Recommended with Sweet Scarlet Goumi Bush
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Sweet Scarlet Goumi â€“ Eleagnus multiflora
Wouldnâ€™t you love to have a smallish (4-6ft.) shrub that is self-fertile and produces fragrant creamy white flowers in May followed by tasty (and nutritious) little red berries the size of small pie cherries? Goumi fruit is delicious fresh, dried, or in a pie or jam. Scarlet Sweet is a Ukrainian variety. This easy little shrub adapts well to any well-drained site in at least a half-day of sun, and itâ€™s not bothered by pests or diseases. In addition, itâ€™s actually a nitrogen-fixing plant, meaning it requires little fertilizer and makes a beneficial companion to other nearby fruiting plants. Bees love the flowers too! Goumi is also highly valued as a medicinal plant for many purposes. Begins bearing young, at 2-3 years. Ripens June-July.
|Container Plant||Container Friendly|
|Growing Zone||4A, 4B, 5A, 5B, 6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B|
|Mature Height||4-6 FT|
|Mature Width||3-4 FT|
Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.
Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Tree-tone Fertilizer. Designed specifically for fruit trees, this balanced formula nourishes your plants, promoting vibrant growth and bountiful harvests.
Fruitscaping™ with Goumi Bushes
Immerse yourself in the wonders of Fruitscaping™ with our Goumi Bushes. Goumi are an extraordinary addition to any garden, offering vibrant green foliage, beautiful tiny flowers, and uniquely delightful fruits that can turn your garden into an edible paradise.
Goumi Bushes are incredibly versatile, thriving in a range of soil conditions from sandy to clay. They do particularly well in soils enriched with organic matter. Mulch them with compost or well-rotted manure to increase soil fertility, retain moisture, and suppress weed growth.
Boasting a bumper crop of small, scarlet berries, Goumi Bushes provide a sweet-tart flavor that’s unlike anything else in your garden. Enjoy these nutritious berries fresh off the bush, incorporate them into your favorite jams or jellies, or experiment with them in baked goods for an exciting twist.
Beyond their remarkable fruit production, Goumi Bushes are an attractive addition to your landscape. Their silvery-green foliage and tiny white to yellow flowers make a stunning show in spring. You can grow them as standalone specimens, form them into a hedge, or incorporate them into mixed borders for added intrigue.
Pair your Goumi Bushes with other fruiting plants like blueberries, elderberries, or Goji berries for a nutrient-rich, edible landscape. Goumi Bushes are hardy, resistant to pests, and can even improve the fertility of the soil around them, making them an exceptional choice for gardeners at any level of expertise.
Embrace the exciting world of Fruitscaping™ with Goumi Bushes. From the thrill of planting and nurturing, to the joy of harvesting your unique fruits, the experience is as rewarding as the harvest itself.
You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.
Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally: Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.
Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.
The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door: We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!
Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.