Cherry Olive (elaeagnus sp.) is a shrub(5-6 ft) with beautiful silver foliage, bronze-metallic bark and masses of fragrant yellow flowers (excellent for honey bees). Masses of sweet, cherry-like, RED fruit literally surround the branches in the fall and the delicious fruit will hold onto branches into winter. Cherry olives have higher levels of anti-oxidants( lycopene, Vit C, etc) than many 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!. Best choice for interplanting in agroforestry or permaculture orchards 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 quick to fruit and produce loads of cherries when two different varieties are used for cross pollination.
ORDER 2 PLANTS for cross pollination Windmill Wonder and Super Red.