Silverberry, American Silverberry, Wolf-willow, Wolf Willow Elaeagnus commutata

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Botanical Name:

Elaeagnus commutata







Common Name:

Silverberry, American Silverberry, Wolf-willow, Wolf Willow

3-12 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:

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  • Elaeagnus commutata

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 6 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: can be fall sown without stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* Elaeagnus commutata ( American Silverberry or Wolf-willow ), is a species of Elaeagnus native to western North America , from southern Alaska through British Columbia east to Manitoba , and south to Utah and across the upper Midwestern United States to South Dakota and western Minnesota . It typically grows on dry to moist sandy and gravel soils in steppes, meadows or woodland edges. more...
* The fruit can be eaten raw or cooked. Good when added to soups they also make an excellent jelly. more...