This has been noted as a fruit-bearing shrub (274. The Buffalo-berry). When grown in groups the silvery foliage attracts attention from afar, and when the loads of scarlet fruit appear the contrast with the silvery foliage is still more striking. In groups it is hardy everywhere, but isolated specimens with stems trimmed up are apt to sun scald on the south side.
The goumi (Elœagnus longipes) has also been noted as a fruit (276. Goumi (Eleagnus longipes)) ; but its flowers are fragrant, and its reddish-brown branchlets and its silvery-brown foliage with starry hairs above give it interest and value as a shrub in the Eastern and Southern States. West of the lakes it is not hardy enough to endure the winters north of the 40th parallel.