Cherry olive (elaeagnus sp.) is a shrub(6 ft) with beautiful silver foliage, bronze-metallic bark and masses of fragrant yellow flowers (excellent for honey bees).Thousands of sweet, cherry-like, RED fruit literally surround the branches in the fall( October).and hold onto branches into winter. Cherry olives have very high levels of antioxidants like lycopene, Vitamin C, etc ...more than most other fruit.......including blueberries.. These delicious little cherries can be enjoyed raw, dried, or processed into jams, juices, jellies. This tough plant is drought resistant, grows in full shade( or full sun) and fixes nitrogen thereby fertilizing your soil for free!. Great choice for agroforestry or organic permaculture projects as well as those looking for a carefree, versatile fruiting bush in tough growing areas...from depleted city soils to toxic dump sites. Can be used to create a dense, attractive hedge-row for farms or city privacy that humans AND wildlife will adore.
Cherry Olive plants are somewhat self pollinating but produce more with mix of different varieties.
Order one CHERRY OLIVE plant and you get Windmill Wonder
Order two CHERRY OLIVE plants and you get Windmill Wonder and Super Red.
Order 3 and we will add a free plant so you can share with neighbours.