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Silver Buffalo Berry for sale

Silver Buffalo Berry

Silver Buffalo Berry

Shepherdia argentea


Silver Buffalo Berry is a cold hardy, ornamental shrub that is commonly used in the first row of shelterbelts instead of caragana or lilac. It features subtle yellow flowers, smooth grey bark, and red fruit. On occasion orange fruit is produced and rarely a yellow fruit. Please note: we regularly collect the rare yellow and orange fruit to use for our seed source.

Long-lived and slow growing, Silver Buffalo Berry is commonly found around sloughs, in coulees, and on light soils across the prairies, and grows best in full sun.

Buyers can enjoy increased bird life to their property, as this shrub acts as a habitat plant. It is also commonly planted for its ornamental and winter interest.

This species is also known as one of the more salt-tolerant species for those with saline soils.

Note: this berry tastes terrible fresh, but makes a highly desirable jam or jelly with what is described as a clove and pear taste.


Silver Buffalo Berry - 2 Year Old

Silver Buffalo Berry - 2 Year Old

A native shrub to the northern Great Plains of the U.S., Silver Buffalo Berry is a tough, extremely cold hardy shrub excellent for use as an ornamental shrub. It is used in wind breaks and in confined areas where it can be limbed up for use as a small tree.

Stock Type: Bareroot
Age: 2 year (P+1)
Size: 15-55 cm (6-21.5")

Silver Buffalo Berry - 2 Year Old
Bundle of 5
SAVE 13% (was $4.59)
Silver Buffalo Berry - 2 Year Old
Part box of 30
SAVE 15% (was $4.09)
Silver Buffalo Berry - 1 Year Old

Silver Buffalo Berry - 1 Year Old

Greenhouse-grown, true to type and vigorous. Sorted for size and form.

Stock Type: 412A Plug
Age: 1 year (1+0)
Size: 15-45cm (6-17.5")

Silver Buffalo Berry - 1 Year Old
Bundle of 5
SAVE 22% (was $3.19)
Silver Buffalo Berry - 1 Year Old
Box of 30
SAVE 25% (was $2.79)
Silver Buffalo Berry - 1 Year Old
Box of 180
SAVE 23% (was $2.19)


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Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (18 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Fall colour: insignificant
Berries: deep red drupes of edible but bitter fruit
Flowers: white
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: high

In row spacing: 0.9 - 1.2 m (3 - 4 ft)
Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)

Other names: buffalo shepherdia, silver buffaloberry, thorny buffaloberry

Tags: All Items, Native Alberta Plants, Native North America Plants, Shelterbelts and Windbreaks, Shrubs, Urban Yards, Wildlife Attracting, Winter Interest, Xeriscaping

Ships to Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes

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