Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 6 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination, sow seed 3/4" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed
Elaeagnus multiflora, also known as Cherry Elaeagnus or Cherry Silverberry, is a shrub or small tree native to China, Korea, and Japan. This species is highly valued by traditional Chinese medicine for its medicinal properties and is occasionally grown in Europe and North America. Elaeagnus multiflora bears sweet and juicy fruits that are high in vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, and essential fatty acids. The fruit is also known to reduce the incidence of cancer and can halt or reverse the growth of cancers. This species is perfect for lowlands and mountains, near sea level up to 1800m. Elaeagnus multiflora is a hardy plant that can grow in nutritionally poor soil but prefers well-drained soil. It is suitable for light, medium, and heavy soils and can thrive in pH levels that are acidic, neutral, and basic. Invest in this exotic plant today for its medicinal benefits and ornamental value.