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Elaeagnus commutata

Wolf Willow, American Silverberry

Main interest:
silvery foliage, edible fruit, salt tolerant
full sun to partial shade
Soil humidity:
dry to moist soil
Flower colour:
Mildly fragrant
Flowering period:
May to July
silvery grey
USDA Hardiness:
zone 3a: -40 °C (-40 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 10 ft (3 m) width: 6.5 ft (1.95 m)
erosion control, mass planting, screen, border

The American Silverberry will add silvery foliage to your landscape. This rounded shrub can grow to 10 feet and boasts silvery leaves on greyish red branches. As a nitrogen fixing plant, Eleagnus commutata has the ability to store nitrogen into the ground. Small clusters of flower bloom from May to July and have a heavy sweet scent. If this wasn’t enough it produces edible fruit! From July to September this hermaphrodite shrub produces white fruit that you can eat raw, but are best in soups or jellies. This disease resistant, low maintenance and salt tolerant shrub is great for erosion control, mass planting and borders. The Wolf Willow is native to most of Canada.

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Synonym(s): Elaeagnus argentea

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