Free Shipping   |   Choose your own Shipping Date   |   Our Guarantee   |   Volume Discounts   |   How to Order

 
 
 

Silverberry (Wolf Willow) vs Northern Red Currant

Elaeagnus commutata

Ribes triste

SOLD OUT

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

Silverberry (Wolf Willow)
Northern Red Currant

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.

The Northern Red Currant is also known as the Swamp Red currant due to its preference for moist soil. As long as the soil is wet, this shrub can live in any degree of sunlight.

The currant itself is a bright red-purple berry enjoyed by many animals and some people for its sour flavour, similar to garden red currants. The flowers of this shrub are tiny and red or greenish-purple.

SILVERBERRY (WOLF WILLOW) QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.8 m (2.5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Berries: silver, edible
Berries: shiny, sour, bright red
Flowers: yellow
Flowers: reddish or greenish purple
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: high
Suckering: none





Other Names: american silverberry, silver berry, wolf willow
Other Names: swamp red currant