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Canadian Buffalo Berry vs Silverberry (Wolf Willow)

Shepherdia canadensis

Elaeagnus commutata

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

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Canadian Buffalo Berry
Silverberry (Wolf Willow)

Canadian Buffalo Berry is a native deciduous shrub found throughout North America. This hardy, medium-sized shrub will tolerate poor soil conditions and produces attractive, edible–though very bitter–red fruit.

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.

CANADIAN BUFFALO BERRY QUICK FACTS

SILVERBERRY (WOLF WILLOW) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: red bitter berries (edible)
Berries: silver drupes (edible)
Flowers: tiny red flower clusters in spring
Flowers: yellow flowers in spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: 30 years
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: canada buffalo berry, canada buffaloberry, canadian buffaloberry, foam berry, foamberry, russet buffaloberry, soap berry, soapberry, soopolallie
Other Names: american silverberry, silver berry, wolf willow


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no