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Silver / Thorny Buffaloberry (Shepherdia argentea)

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Landscape Use:
Definitely another winter highlight landscape feature.
High security plant.
Suckers form an impenetrable thicket; great to use if you want to ensure privacy.
Outstanding habitat plant for birds because it gives them protection as well as nourishment.
Edible, tasty fruit, especially for jelly; gets sweeter after a frost and high in vitamin C.
Hardier and longer lived than Sea Buckthorn, but of similar appearance.
Full sun, hot and dry.
Extremely drought tolerant for Calgary and area gardens.
Nitrogen fixer.

Special Conditions:
Requires a hot, dry, sunny site.
Don’t overwater.
Suckers if the roots are disturbed.
Plant it in a mulched bed and leave it alone.


Product Description

Up to 4m tall, forming thickets up to 4m wide.
Densely branched with thorny tips.
Bright silvery long narrow leaves.
Very small 2mm yellow flowers close to the interior branches on older wood bloom in late spring and last only about 2 days.
Red berry 4mm in diameter found in clusters along the branches.
Winter appearance is a large, smoky grey planting.