Chinese Silver berry

Elaeagnus multiflora var. hortensis

  • Chinese Silver berry
  • Chinese Silver berry
  • Flower name
    Chinese Silver berry
  • Scientific name
    Elaeagnus multiflora var. hortensis
  • Aliasグミ, 茱萸, 唐茱萸
  • Place of originJapan
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths
  • Flowering seasonApril, May

What is Chinese Silver berry

Chinese Silver berry(scientific name: Elaeagnus multiflora var. hortensis) is a variety of Elaeagnus multiflora, a small deciduous tree in the family Elaeagnaceae, native to Japan. It is also known as "Tou-gumi, kara-gumi" or "tawaragumi" in Japanese. The branches have no thorns. The leaves of the Chinese silverberry are small and oval, with silvery stellate hairs on the front and dense silvery scale-like hairs on the back of the leaf. It produces light yellow, tubular, flower-like sepals in spring and early summer. The flower-like calyx is a tubular calyx with four lobes at the tip. It produces sweet, delicious red fruits that can be eaten fresh in summer. The leaves turn yellow in the fall. Although the name "toe" is attached to the flower name, it is a garden variety native to Japan.
Another variety of E. multiflora is E. gigantea (scientific name: Elaeagnus multiflora var. gigantea, also known as E. gigantea). The fruits of E. multiflora are very large.

Common name: Chinese Silver berry, scientific name: Elaeagnus multiflora var. hortensis, origin: Japan, Height: 200cm.


  • Order
    Rosales
  • Family
    Elaeagnaceae
  • Genus
    Elaeagnus
  • Species
    E. multiflora
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scattered inflorescence/ umbrella shape
  • Petal shape
    without
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeDeciduous small trees
  • Flower colorsCream
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorRed
  • Height200.0 ~ 400.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 1.0 cm

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