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Silver Buffalo Berry vs Majestic Magenta Phlox

Shepherdia argentea

Phlox Majestic Magenta

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Silver Buffalo Berry
Majestic Magenta Phlox

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. It is native to parts of central and western North America.

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

Note: this berry has mixed reviews when fresh, but makes a desirable jam or jelly with what is described as a clove and pear taste.

The Majestic Magenta is a compact ground cover plant that blooms with small, rich magenta flowers in early to mid spring. In spring expect an abundance of these star-shaped flowers.

The Majestic Magenta attracts the attention of birds and butterflies and this plant is popular for it’s low maintenance and salt-tolerance.

SILVER BUFFALO BERRY QUICK FACTS

MAJESTIC MAGENTA PHLOX QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $5.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 5 m (18 ft)
Height: 0.2 m (0.5 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.6 m (2.0 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Hybrid: yes
Berries: deep red, edible
Flowers: white
Flowers: small, magenta
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: high
Suckering: low

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