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Silverberries

Botanical name: Elaeagnus

Silverberries
Botanical name: Elaeagnus
Silverberries (Elaeagnus)

Description

The silverberries genus of plants got their common name from the American Lewis & Clark exploration of the western United States. Their fruits can be spread easily by birds and have gained a position on several invasive species lists. The Elaeagnus family is broad and includes over 50 different species making exact identification difficult.

Species of Silverberries

Silverberries 'Limelight'

Silverberries 'Limelight'

A hybrid cross between Elaeagnus macrophylla and Elaeagnus pungens, silverberries 'Limelight' is a variegated selection distinguished by dark green leaves with lime green centers. The cultivar's name probably refers to the striking lime green color on the foliage. These irregular variegations make the cultivar very popular among gardeners.
Russian olive

Russian olive

The name of russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) came from its resemblance to an olive tree. However, it’s not even remotely related. It is indigenous to central and western Asia, and is listed as a noxious weed in other countries including the US, where it was initially imported as an ornamental. Russian olive produces showy, fragrant flowers and attracts birds with its berry-like fruit.
Broad-leaved oleaster

Broad-leaved oleaster

Broad-leaved oleaster is a fragrant autumn flowering plant. Broad-leaved oleaster is an evergreen shrub that can fix nitrogen and is drought tolerant. It is often used as a hedging plant and is noted for its silvery hues.
Cherry silverberry

Cherry silverberry

Cherry silverberry is a shrub or small tree that grows in thin woodland, hillsides, and dense shrubbery. It has a symbiotic relationship with Frankia, a bacteria, which provides cherry silverberry with nitrogen. It is a high attractor of bees and is great to use for dappled shade or hedging in the garden.
Elaeagnus thunbergii

Elaeagnus thunbergii

The elaeagnus thunbergii genus of plants got their common name from the American Lewis & Clark exploration of the western United States. Their fruits can be spread easily by birds and have gained a position on several invasive species lists. The Elaeagnus thunbergii family is broad and includes over 50 different species making exact identification difficult.
Silverberries 'Gilt Edge'

Silverberries 'Gilt Edge'

The silverberries 'Gilt Edge' genus of plants got their common name from the American Lewis & Clark exploration of the western United States. Their fruits can be spread easily by birds and have gained a position on several invasive species lists. The Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Gilt Edge' family is broad and includes over 50 different species making exact identification difficult.
Silverberry

Silverberry

The silverberry (Elaeagnus commutata) is a hardy ornamental shrub with multiple uses. The fruit is edible and contains vitamins A, C, and E, as well as essential fatty acids, which are rarely found in fruit. The fruit is a valuable winter food for grouse, moose, deer and elk. This plant fixes nitrogen in the soil and increases fertility.
Thorny olive

Thorny olive

Thorny olive (Elaeagnus pungens) is a flowering shrub native to Asia. Thorny olive is also commonly called silverthorn. In the United States, thorny olive is planted ornamentally in landscaping in the southeastern region. Thorny olive grows in variable temperate conditions, and it attracts birds.
Bastard oleaster

Bastard oleaster

Elaeagnus conferta is a species of Eleagnus found in Southeast Asia
Oldham elaeagnus

Oldham elaeagnus

The oldham elaeagnus genus of plants got their common name from the American Lewis & Clark exploration of the western United States. Their fruits can be spread easily by birds and have gained a position on several invasive species lists. The Elaeagnus oldhamii family is broad and includes over 50 different species making exact identification difficult.
Silverberries 'Maculata'

Silverberries 'Maculata'

The silverberries 'Maculata' genus of plants got their common name from the American Lewis & Clark exploration of the western United States. Their fruits can be spread easily by birds and have gained a position on several invasive species lists. The Elaeagnus pungens 'Maculata' family is broad and includes over 50 different species making exact identification difficult.
Autumn olive

Autumn olive

This native Asian tree was planted widely around the US for erosion control. It fruits in bountiful clusters of flavorful, silver-spotted red berries. Unfortunately, autumn olive has outcompeted many local plants and is now considered an invasive species in North America.
Elaeagnus argyi

Elaeagnus argyi

The elaeagnus argyi genus of plants got their common name from the American Lewis & Clark exploration of the western United States. Their fruits can be spread easily by birds and have gained a position on several invasive species lists. The Elaeagnus argyi family is broad and includes over 50 different species making exact identification difficult.
Silverberries (Elaeagnus) Silverberries (Elaeagnus)
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