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Silverberry (Wolf Willow) vs Hedge Rose

Elaeagnus commutata

Rosa rugosa x Rosa woodsii (Improved hybrid developed by PFRA)

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Silverberry (Wolf Willow)
Hedge Rose

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.

Hedge Rose is a long-lived, fast-growing shrub. It bears similar flowers to the Alberta Wild Rose. Birds will love its deep red rose hips. Hedge Rose will thrive in a wide variety of soils and is a tall rose forming a useful hedge.

Excellent for shelterbelts, ecobuffers, and wildlife habitat plantings. Continuous flowering makes it attractive to pollinators. Many song and game birds utilize this tree for food and habitat.

In use since the early 1900s, this hybrid was originally developed at the PFRA's Indian Head Agroforestry Center.

SILVERBERRY (WOLF WILLOW) QUICK FACTS

HEDGE ROSE QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $3.19 - SAVE UP TO 47%
Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: silver, edible
Flowers: yellow
Flowers: pink or crimson
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: high
Suckering: high


In row spacing: 0.3 m (1.0 ft)
Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: american silverberry, silver berry, wolf willow