Gumi, gorgeous and delicious: how to grow an elegant shrub with healthy berries

You can’t decide what to plant in the garden plot? Do you think which plant is better: beautiful or healthy? Then choose gumi, it combines both qualities. This original shrub will become a decoration of the garden, and in two or three years it will delight you with a delicious vitamin harvest. The Japanese, by the way, call the fruits of gumi berries of longevity. And this is not all the pluses. Gumi is undemanding to care, rarely gets sick, it does not like pests. But the green inhabitants of the garden will be glad to such a neighbor, because he enriches the soil with nitrogen.

Gumi: origin, distribution history

Gumi, despite almost a hundred-year history of cultivation on Russian soil, is still an exotic plant. He is well known in Altai, in Primorye, in the Far East, but he came to the European part of the continent not so long ago.

Gumi belongs to the oldest plants. According to some reports, his ancestors appeared when dinosaurs were still alive, in the Cretaceous period.

The homeland of gumi is China and Japan. At the beginning of the last century, a beautiful berry bush was brought to Sakhalin. Now the culture is successfully grown in the Krasnodar Territory, Moscow Region, Bashkiria, Tatarstan, even in the Tomsk Region and Udmurtia. This immigrant fell in love with Ukrainian and Baltic gardeners.

Plant description

Gumi is the Japanese name for the bush, which has taken root in Russia. The scientific name of the plant is goof multiflorous. The most famous closest relative of the gumi is sea buckthorn.

Appearance

An adult bush looks very elegant. It features a harmonious pyramidal crown.

Gumi bush will decorate your site

The length of the shoots is up to 2.5 meters. The mottled harsh foliage with raised edges is silver-green in spring and summer; in the fall it acquires a rich golden color. Light brown bark with olive or reddish tint. The bottom of the branches of some varieties is covered with small spikes.

Gumi leaves, silver-green in the summer, turn golden in the fall

In late May or early June (it depends on the climate), cream-yellow gumi flowers bloom. Tubules with four-pointed stars at the end hang on long petioles and have a pleasant aroma. According to some, it looks like the smell of lilacs. Gumi is a generous honey plant.

Gumi flowers are soft but very fragrant

Fruits ripen unevenly. And this also gives decorativeness to the bush. On one branch, you can simultaneously see green, yellowish and red beads of berries. They are elongated, resembling an elongated cherry or dogwood.

Gumi fruits do not ripen evenly, but within 3-4 weeks

Elongated berries reach a weight of 2 grams, sometimes more. They are covered with durable and transparent skin. At a time of full ripeness, silver-white specks are clearly visible on it. Inside the juicy pulp and medium-sized ribbed bone.

Gumi fruits taste sweet-tart, they are compared with ripe cherries, apples, persimmons, pineapples.

Gumi berries are often called silver cherries due to the characteristic speckles.

Gumi begins bearing fruit 3-4 years after planting. From tying the fetus to full ripeness, approximately 45 days pass. From one bush of a 6-year-old gumi, it is possible to collect up to 8–9 kg of berries, plants older than 10 years give up to 15 kg of the crop.

The Japanese believe that the fruits of the goose multiflorum have anti-aging properties. They found many useful substances for humans: carotenoids, flavonoids, amino acids, pectin, vitamins C, A, P, E, macro- and micronutrients. Therefore, residents of the Land of the Rising Sun are advised to eat fresh berries. They perfectly tone, restore impaired circulation, help with diseases of the digestive system.

Gumi habits and preferences

Like most eastern plants, gumi prefers a mild, temperate climate. Therefore, a sharp wind, especially in combination with a low temperature, can be fatal for a shrub. Young shoots do not withstand frost below 30 degrees. In winter, they need protection. However, a bush affected by the cold restores strength during the season and gives a larger gain. The older the branches, the higher their frost resistance.

To the abundance of the sun, if it is not burning, gumi treats well. Able to grow in partial shade, under the crowns of trees. The farther south the area, the more shady the landing site can be. And in the northern regions, the gumi will prefer to live in the sun itself.

Gumi loves sunny places, but is ready to grow in a small shadow.

Gumi prefers moist soil, but feeding requires minimal. The fact is that over the years the plant itself fertilizes the earth. On its roots there are nodules with bacteria that produce nitrogen.

Video: getting to know gumi

Varieties of gumi

In the native countries of gumi - Japan and China - only the original plant variety is common. Local scientists did not engage in the selection of this shrub. Apparently, they thought that there was no need to improve the natural form. And the breeders of our country have bred several varieties of goof multicolor, suitable for harsh climates.

Now in the State Register of Russia 7 varieties are registered. They have been tested and recommended for cultivation.

Grade Crillon

Bred on Sakhalin. This is a medium-sized shrub that gives good yields in good conditions. Bright scarlet fruits with characteristic points are very sweet, but lack aroma. They ripen late. The branches and the underside of the leaves of the gum Krillon are covered with speckled outgrowths (lentils), a small number of thorns are only below the shoots. Berries are characterized by a high content of ascorbic acid. This variety is winter-hardy.

The Krillon variety produces a late but plentiful harvest.

Taisa variety

This is the only gumi variety so far obtained in the suburbs. A feature of the bush is a weak spreading. Straight branches with a dark brown smooth bark. Rigid foliage is small, rich green, glossy, without specks. Small berries (weight 1.2 g), ripen early. It tastes sweet and sour. The Taisa variety tolerates frosts well, it is rarely affected by pests and diseases.

Variety Taisa is suitable for cultivation in central Russia

Sakhalin first grade

Shrub with a spherical crown. The branches are reddish-brown, thin spikes painted in a lighter color are located at the bottom. The leaves are opaque, dense, curved, along the edge with small teeth. The flowers are fragrant, pale pink. Red speckled berries ripen early. Each "cherry" weighs an average of 1.5 g. The taste is pleasant sweet-sour. Sakhalin variety has a high and stable yield. Young shoots in severe frosts (from -30 ° C) without shelter can freeze, but the bush quickly gives growth. The plant practically does not get sick, it is extremely rarely disturbed by pests.

Gumi Sakhalin - an ornamental and fruit plant, which is highly resilient

Grade Moneron

This gumi is another pet of Sakhalin scientists. It is called universal. The size of the bush is medium (about 2 meters), there are few thorns, pointed leaves without marks. Berries weighing about 1.5 g, taste softly sweet, slightly tart. Ripening period is average. Harvest high. The variety is resistant to frost, disease and pests.

Moneron - one of the most productive varieties of gumi

Variety Shikotan (Tsunai)

The Shikotan variety (formerly known as Tsunai) was recently bred. It is distinguished by more dense and larger fruits (their weight is 1.7–2 g). They are barrel-shaped, ripen in the medium term. Productivity is also average, but Shikotan is highly resistant to low temperatures and is well resistant to disease.

Shikotan varieties have large fruits with dense skin

Grade South

Gumi Yuzhny is a compact bush, one of the largest, the berries weigh 2.3 g or more. They have a tart sweet sweet taste. The ripening period is average. Yields are slightly lower than other varieties. At the same time, Yuzhny resists frosts well and rarely gets sick.

Despite the name, Yuzhny variety tolerates low temperatures well

Kunashir variety

This is the tallest shrub of all varieties of gumi. It has straight olive-green shoots covered with specks. Small spikes are darker than the bark and are located at the top. The leaf plates are shiny and large, green on top, silvery down. The flowers are white and cream. Bright red fruits ripen late. They are large, the weight of the berry reaches 2.5 g. The taste is harmonious, sweet with a slight acidity. Productivity, resistance to frost and disease is average.

Kunashir is the highest shrub.

Variety Berry

This gumi is not included in the Russian State Register, but it can be found on garden plots and for sale. The variety was bred in the Donetsk region (breeder Vladimir Mezhensky). The bush is small, up to 1.5 meters high. Fruits ripen in the early stages. Sweet-sour berries of medium size (1.5 g).

Variety Yagodka bred in the Donetsk region and feels good in the local climate

According to information from the Internet, two more varieties are bred in Ukraine: Kiev Anniversary and Urozhayny Vavilova. But there is no official data on these plants.

Video: forms of gumi of Ukrainian selection

We plant gumi

Loch multiflora - a capricious plant, ready to live almost anywhere. But he will please a good harvest if certain conditions are created.

Requirements for the place of growth

First of all, for gumi, choose a quiet area, sheltered from the cold winds. The bush does not like elevations, it is tolerant of low places. The fibrous roots are located near the top layer of the earth, so groundwater will not interfere. But a swampy place where water stagnates for a long time on the surface will not work.

Gumi is a long-liver among shrubs. He is able to thrive and give a crop up to 30 years.

Soil multiflora prefers neutral or slightly acidic soil . If the acidity is high, liming the area. In addition, the soil must pass moisture and air well. On heavy loams, on the eve of spring planting or in October, add 8-10 kg of rotted manure per 1 square meter and dig.

Gumi is a self-pollinated shrub. He sets the fruits, even if there are no such plants nearby. But productivity will be much higher when relatives grow nearby.

Planting a young plant

Gumi seedlings offer to buy online stores. However, the root system may suffer from drying out during shipment. Therefore, it is better to purchase plants in nurseries or garden centers. There you can choose a copy with the best qualities.

When buying, pay attention to the following characteristics: seedling height from 30 to 50 cm, there are at least two or three shoots with a diameter of about 7 mm. Successfully rooted bushes of the first or second year of life.

Gumi seedlings do not tolerate shipping, so it is better to buy them in nurseries or specialty stores

The best time to plant gumi is early spring, but late autumn is also suitable. In this case, be sure to protect the plant from frost.

Sequencing:

  1. Prepare a medium-sized pit (with a diameter of about 0.5–0.6 m, depth up to 0.5 m). If you are planting several plants, leave a distance of at least 2.5 m between them.
  2. At the bottom of the pit, lay a drainage layer of pebbles or broken red bricks.
  3. Sprinkle a mixture of humus and sand on top. Another option is to add 30 g of nitrogen fertilizer, 200 g of superphosphate and 700 g of wood ash to the soil.
  4. If the seedling is tall, more than 70 cm tall, cut it to 40-50 cm. Smear the slice with var.
  5. Take the plant along with a lump of earth from the pot. Do not brush off the roots.
  6. Place in a hole and fill it with soil, deepening the root neck to 4-6 cm.
  7. Gently press down the ground near the stem with your hands.
  8. Water the bush well (about 12 liters of water).
  9. Mulch with humus, peat or sawdust.

Gumi prefers that the root collar is 4-6 cm deep when planting

How to plant gumi seeds

Experienced gardeners who already have gumi claim that it is easily propagated by seeds. But there are certain difficulties. Soft bones quickly lose their germination capacity; attempts to preserve them often fail. Therefore, for growing, you need to take only fresh seeds.

Gumi bone is soft and dries quickly

Sowing is best done in the fall, right in the open ground.

  1. Choose a site suitable for gumi, ideally it should become a permanent residence for a young plant.
  2. Make small holes 5 cm deep at a distance of 20 cm.
  3. Place gumi seeds in the wells.
  4. Sprinkle with wood ash and cover with soil.
  5. Above the landings, build shelter from the film from frost.
  6. In winter, make sure that the bed is covered with snow.
  7. Gumi shoots should appear in the spring.

Some gardeners claim that spring sowing gives better results than winter crops. But for this, viable seeds must be preserved and stratified - imitation of winter.

  1. Separate the gumi bones from the pulp, place on paper and keep cool, without drying out.
  2. Transfer seeds to a container at the end of September or the beginning of October and mix with wet sand, sawdust or moss.
  3. Place the container in the refrigerator or cellar (temperature from 0 to +3 ° C).
  4. After 4-5 months (in February-March), plant the seeds in seedling boxes.
  5. After frost transplant shoots into the ground.

There is another way to grow gum from seeds. This is a cross between autumn and spring sowing.

  1. Place fresh bones in a box with wet sand, sphagnum or sawdust.
  2. Immediately bury it in the ground to a depth of 30 cm. For the winter, insulate the place where the seeds were buried.
  3. At the beginning of spring, a month before sowing, remove the box and bring it into the heat.
  4. Moisten the substrate with seeds regularly.
  5. Wait for the seeds to hatch, and then plant their soil for seedlings; keep crops on a sunny windowsill or in a greenhouse.
  6. With the advent of sustainable heat, transplant the sprouts into the street.

You can try to keep the gumi seeds until spring, they are kept in the refrigerator or instilled in the area

Gumi propagation methods

A new specimen of multiflorous sucker can be obtained from seeds, and also from young green shoots - cuttings and cuttings.

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Propagation by layering

In this way, increase the number of plants in late spring before the start of the growing season.

  1. Choose healthy branches located below, preferably closer to the horizontal direction.
  2. In places where layering is planned, make grooves. Pour about 5 cm of humus there.
  3. Make shallow transverse incisions of the bark on the branches, sprinkle them with Kornevin.
  4. Lay the shoots so that the incisions are in the grooves, sprinkle them on top of the ground. Take care that the layers of layers receive sunlight.
  5. Pour the grooves abundantly, mulch with humus or peat.
  6. Moisten layering regularly to prevent the land from drying out.
  7. During the summer, 2-3 times spend hilling rooting sites.
  8. For winter cover layers with leaves, and then with snow.
  9. In spring, when a root system forms on the branch, separate the cuttings from the parent plant.
  10. Grow a new specimen in a pot until the roots are fully grown, then plant it in a permanent place.

Propagation by cuttings

By the middle of summer, young green shoots of gumi grow to 20-30 cm. Then you can proceed to cuttings.

  1. Cut the tops of young shoots with 2–4 leaves about 10 cm long.
  2. Immerse the slices for 10–15 hours in a solution of stimulants (indolylbutyric, indolylacetic, naphthylacetic acid or heteroauxin).
  3. Cut the upper leaves in half, tear off the lower ones.
  4. Prepare a greenhouse or container.
  5. Fill the container with coarse sand.
  6. Plant the cuttings at a distance of 7 cm.
  7. Water the plantings, cover with a lid or film. Put in a well-lit place, but without direct sunlight.
  8. Maintain high humidity, make sure that the sand does not dry out.
  9. Rooting cuttings takes place in a half to two months.
  10. After root formation, transplant the plants into separate containers; in winter, keep them in a cool room.
  11. At the end of spring, plant young bushes in the open ground.

Video: growing from green cuttings

Gumi Care

Loch multiflora is a very patient and undemanding shrub. But he also needs care, like any cultivated plant.

The main condition is sufficient watering. Gumi suffers a drought with difficulty. Therefore, in the heat it is abundantly moistened (up to 25 liters of water). Mulching the land around the bush will reduce the frequency of work.

Gumi suffers a drought with difficulty, therefore, in the heat it is abundantly watered

The superficial roots of gumi grow in width up to one and a half meters, and weeds interfere with the access of air. Weeding and loosening will help, but only it should be shallow, otherwise the root system can be damaged.

Weeds interfere with airflow, so it’s best to remove them.

Breeders have tried to improve the frost resistance of the gumi. However, in central Russia and to the north, young shrubs must be protected from winter cold.

To do this, the shoots are bent to the ground or tied together, and then covered with burlap or special material. The roots are insulated with foliage or hay. In winter, more snow is poured around the bush. This will protect the plant from freezing and provide moisture in the spring.

A young bush of gumi must be protected from frost if you live in central Russia

The sucker is multiflowered, as already mentioned, it itself enriches the soil with nitrogen, and therefore does not require fertilizer with manure or compost.

An adult plant needs phosphorus-potassium feed. In the spring, after snow melts, you can make a cocktail for gumi: a glass of wood ash and a tablespoon of superphosphate. Or apply to the soil Kemiru-Universal. The second time they feed the bush after flowering.

In the first 5–7 years, it is better not to trim the gumi. This can trigger the awakening of sleeping kidneys and excessive thickening. A ten-year-old plant already needs sanitary pruning. In the spring, frozen, broken and interwoven branches are removed.

Another advantage of gumi is that it does not form offspring. Therefore, you do not have to deal with the shoots around the bush.

Gumi diseases and pests and control measures

Gumi is distinguished by excellent health and strong immunity. But still sometimes sick or surrenders to pests.

Phyllosticosis (brown spotting) is a fungal disease. Large brown spots appear on the leaves, then they crack, forming holes. The leaf dries, the berries die.

Treatment consists in removing all affected shoots. Then the bush is treated with a 1% solution of Bordeaux liquid, copper sulfate or fungicides: Rayok, Skor, Strobi, But, Tersel.

Brown spotting not only threatens the appearance, but also destroys the crop

In rainy summers, gumi berries can be affected by moniliosis, or gray fruit rot. This fungal disease is easier to prevent than to cure.

For prevention in early spring and late autumn, treat the shrub and soil around a 2-3% solution of Nitrafen. Before flowering, it is useful to spray the plant with any fungicide or 1% Bordeaux liquid. Rotten “cherries” must be removed and destroyed so that the disease does not spread further.

It is difficult to fight gray rot, it is better to prevent it

Of the pests for gumi, only aphids are terrible. This small insect is colonized on the plant, multiplies rapidly and can ruin the entire crop.

Now there are many drugs against aphids: Spark, Inta-vir, Tanrek, Aktara, Komandor, Aktofit. Processing is carried out before flowering and immediately after it, to the fruit ovary. Berries sprayed with chemicals are allowed to be eaten only after 5-6 weeks.

Aphids - one of the rare insects that the gumi is afraid of

Gumi cultivation in different regions

Gumi is a native of the East. But in recent years, he proved that he can live in the conditions of the Russian Non-Black Earth Region, in Siberia, the Baltic States and Ukraine. Consider the features of growing plants in various regions.

In the Moscow region and the middle zone of Russia

When planting gumi on your site, you should choose the most sunny place. But even in this case, the timing of flowering and ripening of berries can be delayed by 2-3 weeks. And the young bush will begin to bear fruit a little later. But the first frosts are most dangerous for him, when there is still no snow. Therefore, the main task of the gardener is to shelter a heat-loving plant for the winter.

In the northern regions

It is known that goof multicolor manage to be cultivated even in Western Siberia, in the Tomsk region. Gumi bushes from the nursery of St. Petersburg were planted there. Not all plants took root, some died after the first wintering. But individual specimens live and bear fruit.

To keep young gumi bushes in the northern climate, some gardeners take them home for the winter

Especially caring gardeners recommend replacing young plants in the fall in a container and picking them up in a house. At the same time, gumi will not lose leaves and may even bloom and give fruits. And in the spring the bush is returned to the site. Attempts to grow gumi all year round as a houseplant were unsuccessful.

Video: multi-flowered sucker in Udmurtia

In the south of Russia and in Ukraine

In warm regions, the problem of cold weather is not so acute. Although young gumis should be covered for the winter, like roses.

It is much more important to prevent the death of the bush from drought. It should be planted in partial shade, so that the crowns of the trees give coolness. Gumi does not tolerate the heat with hot air. He prefers high humidity in the summer. It is necessary to ensure timely and plentiful watering not only of the roots, but also of the plant crown.

Video: how gum grows in Ukraine

In the Republic of Belarus, gumi is still a very rare plant. Nevertheless, local gardeners recommend protecting it from frost in winter and protecting it from heat in summer.

Reviews

I bought gumi about 4 years ago, out of curiosity. During this time, from a tiny bush in a pot it turned into a bush 1.5 m high. Gumi has beautiful dark green dense leathery leaves, small, yellowish-white flowers. But its main advantage and decoration is berries. On my bush they are the size of a small cherry, oval, red with small dots. each berry hangs on a long leg, like a bead on a string. Inside a long bone. The taste is sweet and sour, slightly astringent in unripe berries, children like it. Yes, and I myself several times a day go up to the bush and pluck a handful of fruits at a time, since they literally cling to the branches below. They ripen in late July - early August, are considered very useful, since they have many vitamins and biologically active substances. Gumi is a monoecious plant, does not require pollinator, I have only 1 bush. But fruits can be prepared for future use only by freezing raw, or in the form of compotes with other berries. You can’t cook jam from them, I tried it myself - I got syrup, and the bones are floating in it. I read that you can wipe sugar with a sieve, but have not tried it yet. Gumi does not see much care for me, but there is a main feature - the fruits are formed only on branches of two years old and older, therefore, growth frostbite cannot be allowed, otherwise the entire crop will be only at the bottom of the bush on old wood. Therefore, at the beginning of autumn, I bend branches with the help of greenhouse arches, and later I put lutrasil on the bush and press the material with bricks to the ground. So the bush and winters under the snow. In the spring I fertilize once, if possible, water. I have a summer house in the Dmitrov district of the Moscow Region.

brukvina

My neighbor planted one gumi bush in my country house, about eight years ago, so I can’t name the variety. At first, I didn’t feel much enthusiasm until I tasted this berry, the size of a good dogwood, well ripened, a little unusual, red with gold, in color. It reproduces easily, bears fruit well, resistance to frost in my conditions is normal, (except for very very cold winters), it used to freeze a bit, I’m not going to get rid, it’s rather the opposite - I planted two more bushes !!!

Stanislav32

My dad loves everything unusual. I was still in school, someone gave him gumi seeds. In our region, gumi is almost never found, I have never come across it at all. Dad raised a small bush. Gumi blooms in June. This year, berries in mid-June have already begun to ripen. Gumi ripens gradually, one part of the berries ripens, others hang still green. Unripe berries are sour and knit, ripe berries are red, sweet and sour, slightly tart. It tastes very good. In the middle of the berry is an oblong bone. The berries themselves are also oblong, small. The ripe the berry, the redder it is. Ripe berries begin to crumble, especially when they are picked. Spruce bushes, but not much. But still you have to be careful - occasionally there are thorns on the branches, you can scratch your hands. Gumi is a relative of sea buckthorn. But if sea-buckthorn is sold with might and main and it is found at every step, then we don’t see gumi anywhere at all. On the berries there is a pattern of silver spots. There are also such spots on the leaves. Gumi berries are very useful for gastrointestinal and cardiovascular diseases. The berries have a lot of vitamin C, as well as other biologically active components, as well as amino acids needed by the body. There is more vitamin C in gumi leaves than in blackcurrant leaves. They can be dried and brewed like tea for colds.

Mirabilis

Yes, the yield of gumi is certainly lower than that of sea buckthorn. The berry is larger than that of sea buckthorn, and the taste, in my opinion, cannot be compared with it. I have had freezing shoots near Minsk for many years now and have not had any problems. In my opinion, frosts are not so terrible for gumi, as the withering "icy" wind amid severe frosts. Therefore, I just protect from the wind, and everything is ok with me! Well, maybe the insignificant tops picks up frost very slightly. Yes, no pests and diseases! The taste is very good. And talking about decorativeness is superfluous - just a glimpse of any period. By the way, rather small bell-shaped flowers have an excellent aroma. He is like lilies about, but only more tender, unobtrusive, refined!

leisem

Gumi is a good berry - for a variety of tastes of garden gifts, I would say so. The first 2 years it grows tight, then it accelerates sharply. I had berries in my third year. There is one subtlety - after reddening the berries must be allowed to hang a couple more weeks. Otherwise, they strongly knit their mouths. At first, I even wanted to uproot the bush with annoyance. But then he decided to wait and was not mistaken. At me they turned red at the beginning of July, and there were them in the second half of the month. Yes, a weak astringent astringency remained after that, but very small and not interfering. In winter, gumi needs shelter. In a snowless winter without shelter, I froze in the year before last, but quickly grew - by the fall it had completely regained its size, but the year was lost. So bend the branches and cover - do not be lazy, even with snow. And yet - do not be lazy to germinate the seeds - they say that you need a second bush for better formation of the ovaries. Cuttings and layering for this pollination purpose are not suitable - it is the cloning of the same plant.

Nikolay K

Fresh berries - you can’t imagine any tastier! I propagated solely by seed. It is possible and vegetatively, but only a little planting material is obtained. Any land, but not dense. It is very good to add sand, humus, ash to the loam. Be sure to need a mulch in the summer (I mulched with mowed grass, humus and spruce litter). He loves water, especially watering from a watering can or hose of the entire bush. He does not like stagnation of water in the root layer. He loves ash. A very grateful plant! Along with Chinese Schisandra, Actinidia colomict and Grapes, Gumi should grow in every garden!

Eugene-Moscow

My gumi has been growing for 4 years. He doesn’t need to create any special conditions. I bought it in the Gardener, planted a small bush in the usual planting hole, the ground around in the sod, under the mulch bush, I don’t feed anything, the bush due to the lack of severe winters is tall 2 meters, there are a lot of berries, the taste resembles elderberry or bird cherry — I and the neighbors really liked it. I sowed seeds very densely in October last year. Very rare seedlings appeared in spring (the neighbors are similar), seedlings grow very slowly in the first year, but I think on next year it will be possible to sell t.Semenami share can not because I haven’t prepared, and it’s too late to sow this year, it is necessary in September for stratification.

alex

We bought a Gumi bush at the All-Russian Exhibition Center, an annual. About a month he grew up on a glazed balcony. They landed only at the end of May. Over the summer, it grew two times up and forked. I wintered well this winter without damage. They covered it with one layer of covering material before the onset of cold weather in the fall. But we have a lot of snow on the site. Now he is with leaves and is already trying to bloom (he saw a couple of buds). I read that the flowers are damaged by return frosts and that the branches freeze without snow shelter, but the bush should regenerate normally. We are trying to grow it horizontally by bending the branches so that it is covered with snow.

Al27

Gumi or goof multiflora is a beautiful and useful shrub. It combines a decorative appearance with a good harvest of vitamin berries. Currently, interest in this plant is increasing. Perhaps soon the gumi berries will become as familiar to us as cherries or plums.

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