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Thiessen Saskatoon vs Silverberry (Wolf Willow)

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Elaeagnus commutata

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Thiessen Saskatoon
Silverberry (Wolf Willow)

Thiessen Saskatoon is a deciduous shrub that produces delicious edible fruit. They are one of the most productive saskatoons. Their fruit is great in pies, preserves or eating fresh.

Thiessen Saskatoon is most popular with u-pick operations for its taller tree-like shape and much larger berries. But it is not the best choice for berry orchards because it is too tall for most mechanical harvesting equipment.

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.

THIESSEN SASKATOON QUICK FACTS

SILVERBERRY (WOLF WILLOW) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: produces large edible berries
Berries: silver drupes (edible)
Flowers: yellow flowers in spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: 30 years
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: american silverberry, silver berry, wolf willow


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Ships to USA: yes
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