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Elaeagnus commutata

Silverberry
Elaeagnaceae
Deciduous, Shrubs

Native to Alaska, Rocky Mountains, northern plains of U.S. and Canada. Grows upright to 12 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide, with open form and slender, spineless, red-brown branches that become coated with silvery scales. Oval leaves are silvery gray on both surfaces. Tiny, fragrant spring flowers are followed in early fall by dry, mealy, 1/3-in.-long, oval fruits, also silver coated and a favorite of birds. Plant spreads by suckers to form colonies.

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