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Cherry silverberry (Elaeagnus multiflora) 木半夏

Cherry silverberry (Elaeagnus multiflora) 木半夏

Cherry silverberry (Elaeagnus multiflora) 木半夏

Cherry silverberry (Elaeagnus multiflora) 木半夏

Cherry silverberry (Elaeagnus multiflora) 木半夏

Cherry silverberry (Elaeagnus multiflora) 木半夏

Cherry silverberry (Elaeagnus multiflora) 木半夏

Cherry silverberry (Elaeagnus multiflora) 木半夏

Also called goumi.  Very hardy large shrub or small tree.  Easy to grow in full sun to partial shade location.  Fragrant pale yellow to white flowers in spring and edible fruits in late summer.  Fruits ripe from orange to red.  Back of the foliage is silvery.  USDA Zones:4-8.  Mature size:6′-8′(H) X 6′-8′(W).  Propagate by soft wood cuttings or seeds.

木半夏是強健的灌木或小樹.  葉背為銀白色.  花有觀賞價值,果實具有藥用和食用價值.  容易栽種在全日照到半日照處.  春天開淡黃偏白的香花,夏末果實由橘色轉紅色.  果皮薄不耐運送所以不適合鮮果販賣.  耐寒性佳.  成熟株高為6-8呎,寬幅6-8呎.   繁殖方式以新枝扦插或種子來繁殖.

 

Brazilian Passion Flower Vine is flowering! (Passiflora caerulea) 巴西耐寒的大花西番蓮開花了!

Brazilian Passion Flower Vine is flowering! (Passiflora caerulea) 巴西耐寒的大花西番蓮開花了!

Brazilian Passion Flower Vine (Passiflora caerulea) It is blooming!  巴西耐寒西番蓮開花了!

Brazilian Passion Flower Vine (Passiflora caerulea) It is blooming!
巴西耐寒西番蓮開花了!


Brazilian Passion Flower Vine (Passiflora caerulea) It is blooming!  巴西耐寒西番蓮開花了!

Brazilian Passion Flower Vine (Passiflora caerulea) It is blooming!
巴西耐寒西番蓮開花了!


Brazilian Passion Flower Vine (Passiflora caerulea) It is blooming!  巴西耐寒西番蓮開花了!

Brazilian Passion Flower Vine (Passiflora caerulea) It is blooming!
巴西耐寒西番蓮開花了!


Sign of passion flower pollination success. (見圖: '紫水晶'西番蓮)原本3叉的雌蕊由鄰近雄蕊向中心成一束是授粉成功的跡象. (Picture of Passiflora 'Amethyst')

Sign of passion flower pollination success. (見圖: ‘紫水晶’西番蓮)原本3叉的雌蕊由鄰近雄蕊向中心成一束是授粉成功的跡象. (Picture of Passiflora ‘Amethyst’)


Sign of passion flower pollination failure. (見圖: '紫水晶'西番蓮)原本3叉的雌蕊仍呈3方向伸展並枯萎是授粉失敗的跡象. (Picture of Passiflora 'Amethyst')

Sign of passion flower pollination failure. (見圖: ‘紫水晶’西番蓮)原本3叉的雌蕊仍呈3方向伸展並枯萎是授粉失敗的跡象. (Picture of Passiflora ‘Amethyst’)


Last year I tried let plants over winter outdoors but all died. 😦 https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/%e5%b7%b4%e8%a5%bf%e8%80%90%e5%af%92%e7%9a%84%e5%a4%a7%e8%8a%b1%e8%a5%bf%e7%95%aa%e8%93%aebrazilian-passion-flower-vine-passiflora-caerulea/?preview=true&preview_id=2314&preview_nonce=ae05e6b4f2&post_format=standard

This early year I tried to grow from seed pact again in late winter and planted them out in the ground early in spring. It is now blooming the first flower and I can smell its fragrance. 🙂 So far, this plant has 6 buds. I have other plants but so far no luck. I am looking forward the red one to flower soon..

去年年初從種子包的種子種出的巴西耐寒的大花西番蓮由於沒有越冬成功死掉了.https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/%e5%b7%b4%e8%a5%bf%e8%80%90%e5%af%92%e7%9a%84%e5%a4%a7%e8%8a%b1%e8%a5%bf%e7%95%aa%e8%93%aebrazilian-passion-flower-vine-passiflora-caerulea/?preview=true&preview_id=2314&preview_nonce=ae05e6b4f2&post_format=standard
今年再接再勵繼續孵種子,春天溫度穩定雖還冷就地植了,現在已開了第一朵花了,湊上去聞還是香的! 其它的植株還沒像這株有花苞出現,好期待紅花的品種也能儘早開花.

Purple Passion Flower vine (Passiflora ‘Amethyst’) 西番蓮’紫水晶’

Purple Passion Flower vine (Passiflora ‘Amethyst’) 西番蓮’紫水晶’

Purple Passion Flower vine (Passiflora 'Amethyst') 紫花西番蓮'紫水晶'

Purple Passion Flower vine (Passiflora ‘Amethyst’) 紫花西番蓮’紫水晶’


Purple Passion Flower vine (Passiflora 'Amethyst') 紫花西番蓮'紫水晶'

Purple Passion Flower vine (Passiflora ‘Amethyst’) 紫花西番蓮’紫水晶’


Purple Passion Flower vine (Passiflora 'Amethyst') 紫花西番蓮'紫水晶'

Purple Passion Flower vine (Passiflora ‘Amethyst’) 紫花西番蓮’紫水晶’


Purple Passion Flower vine (Passiflora 'Amethyst') 紫花西番蓮'紫水晶'

Purple Passion Flower vine (Passiflora ‘Amethyst’) 紫花西番蓮’紫水晶’


Beautiful purple flowers, not small size. The flowers has unique fragrance. Easy to grow as tropical flowering vine, hardy. Best in full sun location. Fruit is orange colour and flesh is not as tasty as market fruit varieties but it is still edible. Winter hardiness to around -8C. One of the common Passiflora varities in Northern America.
生長快速,多花,強健,果皮為橘色,果肉可食用但味道不怎樣,無法跟市面售的百香果相較. 耐寒性高且抗病力強. 此品是北美常見的品種之一.