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Silverberry (Wolf Willow) vs Pussy Willow

Elaeagnus commutata

Salix discolor or Salix spp.

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Silverberry (Wolf Willow)
Pussy Willow

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.

Pussy Willow is a large shrub or small tree that produces catkins that are soft, silky, and silvery before leaves appear in the spring. This native willow prefers moist to wet soil.

Pussy Willow makes a beautiful accent tree, and its bright branches can be used for floral arrangements or basket making.

All willow are important to native pollinators each spring as they have higher amounts of pollen and nectar early each growing season when other food sources are scarce.

SILVERBERRY (WOLF WILLOW) QUICK FACTS

PUSSY WILLOW QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Berries: silver drupes (edible)
Flowers: yellow flowers in spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: 30 years
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





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


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