Elaeagnus commutata (Silverberry)

Native to the Canadian plains and Rocky Mountains, this shrub thrives on neglect. It is tolerant of cold, wind, heat, poor soil and drought. This large shrub grows 6-12 ft. tall and wide, and is a useful screen, hedge or windbreak. It has tiny yellow fragrant flowers from May through June followed by dry silver berries loved by birds. Plant in full sun, any soil and water once-a-week. This plant is not bothered by rabbits, squirrels nor deer.

Category:  Shrubs
Water Use:  Low
Sun Exposure:  Full Sun
Height x Spread:  6-12 ft. tall
Native:  No
Color:  Yellow
Bees:  Yes
Birds:  Yes
Butterflies:  No
Cut Flower:  No
Utility Tree:  No
Extra Maintenance: No
Soil: Salt-tolerant
Fall Color:  No
Bloom Time:  Spring