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Silverberry (Wolf Willow) vs Northern Gooseberry

Elaeagnus commutata

Ribes oxyacanthoides

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Silverberry (Wolf Willow)
Northern Gooseberry

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.

Northern Gooseberry is a small, ornamental quality native shrub with prickly stems. You can plant it anywhere you'd plant Prickly Rose or Common Wild Rose, such as your yard.

Most people find Northern Gooseberry berries a bit tart for significant fresh eating but they are good for baking, wine or jam.

SILVERBERRY (WOLF WILLOW) QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN GOOSEBERRY 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: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Berries: silver drupes (edible)
Berries: purple or purplish black
Flowers: yellow flowers in spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: 30 years
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: american silverberry, silver berry, wolf willow
Other Names: canada gooseberry, canadian gooseberry


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