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Silverberry (Wolf Willow) vs Madame Lemoine White Lilac

Elaeagnus commutata

Syringa vulgaris Madame Lemoine

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Silverberry (Wolf Willow)
Madame Lemoine White Lilac

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.

Madame Lemoine White Lilac is great for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Winner of the Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society, the Madame Lemoine White Lilac has fragrant white flowers that are great for cutting and blue-green foliage that turns yellow in the fall. This attractive shrub is also deer resistant.

SILVERBERRY (WOLF WILLOW) QUICK FACTS

MADAME LEMOINE WHITE LILAC QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Berries: silver, edible
Flowers: yellow
Flowers: white, fragrant
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: high
Suckering: high





Other Names: american silverberry, silver berry, wolf willow
Other Names: madame lemoine french lilac, mme lemoine lilac