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where to find Goumis in Texas

 
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Howdy, on Spirko's advice, I'm planting about 50 Goumis around our fenceline.  

Anybody wanna recommend a source in Texas where I could order up seeds or cuttings for delivery?
We're not far from Backbone Nursery, which I plan to check too.

Thanks
 
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I do not have anything in Texas in my list from online shopping 2 seasons ago, but I can say I'm super happy with my order from Washington state. https://www.burntridgenursery.com/Goumi-Bushes/products/40/
The plants were BIG and are doing well in poor soil. Sweet Scarlet tastes better than Red Gem.

Dang, 50 is a lot! But hey, at least that's enough where you won't have to fight the birds for the fruit like I do with my two plants.
 
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Have you checked out Hill Counry Natives in Leander? They sell non-natives as well. If they don't have Goumi they may be able to point you in the right direction

 
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Aaron Yarbrough wrote:Have you checked out Hill Counry Natives in Leander? They sell non-natives as well. If they don't have Goumi they may be able to point you in the right direction



Yes I spoke with him today. He's battled with chemotherapy and decided to drop food products as he was so tired. He says he's doing better and hopes to get back to fruit again if his situation continues to improve.

His place is a real gem. We buy all local trees there.
 
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Well here's the answer from Backbone, one of the best nurseries around:

It seems to be a hybrid elaeagnus. We have the Glen St. Mary Elaeagnus (elaeagnus pungens) in 3# pots for $26.99. I don't know about the availability of Goumi (elaeagnus multiflora). I do not see it available from the growers that I order from.


But that apparently bears no fruit, so has no agorist value:
Elaeagnus Pungens 'Glen St. Mary' is a fast growing shrub that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 6A through 9B. It matures to an average height of 6 feet to 8 feet and an average width of 6 feet to 8 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors.
 
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I’d recommend buying cuttings and rooting them. Goumi is about the easiest thing I’ve ever rooted. Those prices are silly!
 
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Tj Jefferson wrote:I’d recommend buying cuttings and rooting them. Goumi is about the easiest thing I’ve ever rooted. Those prices are silly!



Thanks for confirming my suspicion. I have a 12" auger on my FEL so we can spoil those cuttings easy.
 
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