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Wolf Willow (Elaeagnus commutata)

Wolf Willow (Elaeagnus commutata)

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Wolf Willow is a native North American shrub, widely found across Canada. It typically grows to a height of 3 to 10 feet with a similar spread, making it a medium-sized shrub suitable for various landscape applications. This plant is hardy in zones 2 to 7, showcasing its adaptability to harsh climates.

For optimal growth, Wolf Willow prefers well-drained soils, thriving in sandy and loamy soils. It is tolerant of both dry and moist soil conditions, making it a versatile choice for different garden settings. Full sun to partial shade is ideal for this shrub, although it performs best in full sun.

Historically, Wolf Willow has held cultural significance for Indigenous peoples of North America. The silver berries, although not edible, were used for making jewelry and decorations. The flexible branches were traditionally used for basket weaving. This plant is also known for its sweetly scented, small yellow flowers that bloom in late spring or early summer.

Wolf Willow is recognized for its silvery foliage and attractive, olive-shaped fruits. The fruits, while not suitable for human consumption, are a food source for wildlife. This shrub is often used for naturalizing in landscapes, windbreaks, and erosion control due to its hardy nature and ability to thrive in poor soil conditions.

A naturally occurring species in the wild landscapes of North America. Its resilience and unique appearance, combined with its cultural significance, make it a noteworthy addition to diverse garden settings.

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