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.
A rounded, twiggy shrub with narrow, silvery-scurfy leaves on grayish-red stems that grows 1-12 feet tall. The fruit is a white, dry, mealy berry. This suckering shrub may produce large patches with a diameter of several yards. Fast-growing, long-lived, and disease- and insect-resistant, as well as drought-resistant. Because of its thin root structure, it transplants well. A resilient plant that can be utilized as a windbreak in cold regions.
Botanical Name : Elaeagnus commutata
Common Name : American Silverberry
Height : 12 ft
Spread : 3 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 60-90 days cold moist stratification.
Hardiness zone : 3-8
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 206