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Manchurian Lilac (Korean Lilac) vs Silverberry (Wolf Willow)

Syringa pubescens ssp. patula

Elaeagnus commutata

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Manchurian Lilac (Korean Lilac)
Silverberry (Wolf Willow)

Manchurian Lilac (aka Korean Lilac) is a medium-sized shrub that features fragrant clusters of pale purple flowers in late spring.

Manchurian Lilac is less affected by disease than other lilacs and will create a beautiful border, hedge, or privacy screen. If you are looking for a lilac for your shelterbelt, consider Common Purple Lilac or Villosa Lilac first.

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.

MANCHURIAN LILAC (KOREAN LILAC) QUICK FACTS

SILVERBERRY (WOLF WILLOW) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 1a
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: red and purple
Berries: red-pink berries
Berries: silver, edible
Harvest: mid July
Flowers: pale purple
Flowers: yellow
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: high





Other Names: korean lilac
Other Names: american silverberry, silver berry, wolf willow