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2 kinds of wild berry bushes

Here are two kinds of red berries I often see growing in the wild, here in SE Michigan. Does anyone know what either might be? The first two are the same bush, the third is something different.

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Viburnum trilobum

Elaeagnus multiflora

I have both in my orchard.

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DoubleDogFarm wrote: Viburnum trilobum

Elaeagnus multiflora
so Wikipedia says that these are both edible. The Viburnum tastes like cranberries, and is actually called "Cranberry Shrub", while the Elaeagnus tastes like rhubarb. I can't say that I would go out of my way to get either of these, but I wonder if anyone has actually eaten them? Made something from them? Viburnum jam?

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Highbush Cranberry or American cranberry are horrible, but the Sweet Goumi is very tasty.

https://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/cs_viopa2.pdf

https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ ... flora.aspx



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DoubleDogFarm wrote:Highbush Cranberry or American cranberry are horrible, but the Sweet Goumi is very tasty.

https://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/cs_viopa2.pdf

https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ ... flora.aspx
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highbush cranberry isn't that bad, by late winter when it's frozen, thawed and refrozen a couple times. but definitely not for fresh eating.

eleagnuses are mostly pretty good, some more than others.

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Re: 2 kinds of wild berry bushes

Hi, I'm no expert on this stuff but I think the lower picture looks like serviceberry rather than eleagnus multiflora (Guomi).
My wife who is a Missouri native said Guomi is quite common there but I think Michigan being cooler is not as conducive to the plants growth. The Missouri site referenced above indicates Guomi is an invasive species but the map link on the Missouri Botanical Garden page, https://www.invasiveplantatlas.org/subje ... ?sub=13997, does not show any reports of it in Michigan.

I appreciate the reply post above identifying the Viburnum Trilobum. We have this shrub on our property in northern lower Michigan and I was very impressed at the fall color of the leaves one year but did not know what it was called. I searched images of Michigan berry shrubs and was led to this website.

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Re: 2 kinds of wild berry bushes

Welcome to the community Tom V T

I also have Amelanchier in my orchard. A native of Washington.

If you look at the picture above you can see the distinct enamelware look to the fruit. It may not be a Goumi but I'm pretty sure it's Elaeagnus.

E. angustifolia, E. umbellata and E. multiflora (gumi).

Probably not E. angustifolia ( Russian Olive)

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Re: 2 kinds of wild berry bushes

I will know say "Autumn Olive"
https://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1193


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Re: 2 kinds of wild berry bushes

Does Elaeagnus multiflora (sweet goumi) grow easily from seeds? Do they grow fast enough to be worth it (fruit within a couple of years) or is it better to buy the plants?
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Re: 2 kinds of wild berry bushes

Sorry, I can't answer your question Apple. I only buy fruiting plants. I'm not willing to take the extra time or variables from seed.

Maybe !potatoes! can answer.


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applestar wrote:Does Elaeagnus multiflora (sweet goumi) grow easily from seeds? Do they grow fast enough to be worth it (fruit within a couple of years) or is it better to buy the plants?
Apple, I have no idea if this is the same tree as I'm showing in the photo above but it looks similar. I saw this is a neighbor's yard and was amazed at how beautiful it was. This photo was taken Sept 30 of this year.
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