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Green Alder vs Silverberry (Wolf Willow)

Alnus crispa

Elaeagnus commutata

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Green Alder
Silverberry (Wolf Willow)

Green Alder is a cold hardy, native shrub. It is often planted on infertile sites so it can fix nitrogen from the air and improve the soil quality.

Green Alder is known for its smooth grey bark and attractive shiny green leaves; it is commonly used in reclamation.

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.

GREEN ALDER QUICK FACTS

SILVERBERRY (WOLF WILLOW) QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $6.99
Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Berries: silver, edible
Flowers: yellow
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: high
Suckering: high

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: mountain alder, sitka alder
Other Names: american silverberry, silver berry, wolf willow