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Silverberry (Wolf Willow) vs Western Snowberry

Elaeagnus commutata

Symphoricarpus occidentalis

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Silverberry (Wolf Willow)
Western Snowberry

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.

Like the Common Snowberry, the Western Snowberry is a small shrub with pink flowers useful for feeding livestock and preventing erosion. Unlike the common species, however, the Western Snowberry is much more suited to wet conditions, capable of persevering through poor soil drainage and occasional flooding.

After the Snowberry's flowers have bloomed, it produces berries which often last on the plant through winter. These berries are toxic to humans, but livestock and local wildlife love them! Those hoping to attract wildlife to their property can plant Snowberry and expect to see animals foraging on it much later in the year than other plants.

SILVERBERRY (WOLF WILLOW) QUICK FACTS

WESTERN SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: silver drupes (edible)
Berries: small, dense clusters which often last through winter. poisonous to humans
Flowers: yellow flowers in spring
Flowers: pinkish white in small clusters, blooms june-august
Bark: pale green to light red-brown, greys and shreds with age
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: 30 years
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium




Toxicity: berries are toxic to humans

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


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