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Blackcurrant vs Silverberry (Wolf Willow)

Ribes nigrum

Elaeagnus commutata

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Blackcurrant
Silverberry (Wolf Willow)

Blackcurrant is a medium-sized shrub producing delicious, deep purple to black sweet berries suitable for jams, jellies, syrups and cordial.

Our Blackcurrant is grown from seed from the "Ben" series of Blackcurrant cultivars, developed by the Mylnefield Research Station in Scotland with a focus on cold hardiness and heavy commercial fruit production. Our seedlings will be slightly different due to hereditary differences but will be very similar to this series.

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 grow on dry to moist sandy/gravel soils. This plant is very low maintenance.

BLACKCURRANT QUICK FACTS

SILVERBERRY (WOLF WILLOW) QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Berries: silver, edible
Flowers: yellow
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: high





Other Names: european black currant
Other Names: american silverberry, silver berry, wolf willow