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Silverberry (Wolf Willow) vs Garrington Chokecherry

Elaeagnus commutata

Prunus virginiana Garrington

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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.

Garrington Chokecherry is a self-fertile and rare chokecherry that is commonly used for commercial orchards. This highly prized selection is known for its heavy yields of large, reddish-black fruit that are easily harvested with an over row harvester.

Garrington Chokecherry is also commonly used for hedges and edible landscaping. This shrubs' chokecherries are commonly used in baking, preserves, wine, and jams or jellies.

SILVERBERRY (WOLF WILLOW) QUICK FACTS

GARRINGTON CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2b
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: silver, edible
Berries: large, tart, reddish-black
Flowers: yellow
Flowers: clusters of white flowers
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium





Other Names: american silverberry, silver berry, wolf willow