Scientific Name: Elaeagnus commutata
Common Name: silverberry , wolf willow
Family Name: Elaeagnaceae
Origin: B.C. east of Cascades, B.C. west of Cascades, Canada - central, Canada - eastern, U.S. - central, U.S. - northwest
Hardiness Zone: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 3 - 5m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading, Twiggy, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical, Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Hedge row, Herb, Reclamation, Wildlife food
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Glabrous, Elliptic, Entire, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Flowers clustered, Yellow, Jun
Fruit: Achene, Drupe, Edible, (Accessory tissue), Silver, Sep-Oct, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Leaves elliptic, 2-7cm long x 1-2cm wide, silvery on both sides due to dense small white scales; flowers yellow, with a four-lobed corolla 6-14mm long; drupes oval, 9-12mm long, silver.