Organic Produce in West Cork

Eleagnus

A bit of an all rounder, with great potential for the permacultarist and gardener alike. This evergreen shrub, which grows to 3m, has rather unusual silvery sea-green leaves and produces small edible fruits in spring. It is also a nitrogen-fixing plant, whose presence in a fruit or nut garden could boost yields. Furthermore it is tolerant to strong winds and maritime conditions and can grow well in poorer soils (although it's not too fond of overly wet ground). An attractive and edible nitrogen fixer which could be used as a hedge! Highly recommended!