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Elaeagnus commutata

Also called Wolf Willow


Elaeagnus commutata - Silverberry - Photo courtesy of Sean James Consulting & Design

Elaeagnus commutata - Silverberry - Photo courtesy of Sean James Consulting & Design

More About Elaeagnus commutata

  • AKA Elaeagnus argentea
  • Small, fragrant, inconspicuous, yellow flowers
  • Silvery fruits in late summer
  • Wavy, silvery leaves and twigs keep their colour all season
  • Erect stems suckering profusely
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and other parts of North America.

Zone:

4

Height:

150-175 cm

Spread:

175-200 cm

Colour:

Yellow
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Silverberry Growing and Maintenance Tips

This native plant is very easy to grow in almost any soil or condition and thrives in full sun.


Elaeagnus commutata Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fruit
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Upright
Clumping

Foliage Color

Silver
Gray

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Roadside planting

 Suitable Substitutions for Elaeagnus commutata

Hippophae rhamnoides

Hippophae rhamnoides

Common Sea Buckthorn

Salix candida

Salix candida

Sage-Leaved Willow