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Snowberry vs Silverberry (Wolf Willow)

Symphoricarpos albus

Elaeagnus commutata

Snowberry
Silverberry (Wolf Willow)

Snowberry is small deciduous shrub with characteristic white to pink flowers and clusters of white fruit.

This North American native species is very adaptable, and can be used for erosion control in riparian and restoration areas. Snowberry's fruit attracts wildlife, and livestock can consume the berries without issue.

Silverberry (also known as Wolf Willow) is a common native North American shrub. This beautiful ornamental plant has characteristic silver leaves and fragrant yellow flowers.

Its silver berries remain on the branches through the winter. Silverberry is cold hardy and has some ability as a nitrogen fixer. It can grown on dry to moist sandy/gravel soils.

This plant is very low maintenance.

SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

SILVERBERRY (WOLF WILLOW) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow
Berries: white waxy berry-like drupes
Berries: silver drupes (edible)
Flowers: pink to white flowers in spring
Flowers: yellow flowers in spring
Bark: red-brown shredded bark
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: 30 years +
Life span: 30 years
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: berries toxic to humans




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