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Silverberry (Wolf Willow) vs Dwarf Birch

Elaeagnus commutata

Betula pumila

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Silverberry (Wolf Willow)
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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.

Dwarf Birch, also known as Bog Birch for its common occurrence in wet areas, is a small deciduous shrub native to North America.

Common in riparian zones and boreal forests across Western Canada. It is a common reclamation species.

This species is often used by local artisans to twist into shapes like willow and make decorative hearts, circles, etc.

SILVERBERRY (WOLF WILLOW) QUICK FACTS

DWARF BIRCH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: red-orange
Berries: silver drupes (edible)
Flowers: yellow flowers in spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: 30 years
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: american silverberry, silver berry, wolf willow


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