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Labrador Tea vs Silverberry (Wolf Willow)

Rhododendron groenlandicum (Ledum groenlandicum)

Elaeagnus commutata

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Labrador Tea
Silverberry (Wolf Willow)

Labrador Tea is slow-growing evergreen shrub native to the boreal forests of Canada.

It thrives in wet, swampy conditions.

Labrador Tea has narrow, leathery, dark green leaves, topped by a cluster of white flowers in the spring. It is a perfect ornamental shrub for boggy, wet areas of your property.

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.

LABRADOR TEA QUICK FACTS

SILVERBERRY (WOLF WILLOW) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: rust orange
Berries: silver, edible
Flowers: white, fragrant
Flowers: yellow
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: high



Toxicity: slightly toxic if ingested


Other Names: american silverberry, silver berry, wolf willow