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Shepherdia argentea
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Zones 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 7, 10, 33-45
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Shepherdia argentia

Silver Buffaloberry
Elaeagnaceae
Deciduous, Edible fruit, Shrubs

SHEPHERDIA

These are tough plants for harsh growing conditions; they withstand cold and wind, take most soils, tolerate drought. Related to Russian olive (Elaeagnus), another plant that readily endures difficult situations. If a male plant is nearby, females will bear small, sour bright red or orange berries that can be used for jams and jellies. Birds like the fruit.

Shepherdia argentia

Native from Canada into the intermountain Western United States. This spreading, suckering plant to 6 to 12 ft. high and wide,with spine-tipped branchlets. Elongated oval leaves to 1 in. long, silvery on both sides. Takes cold, windy, harsh conditions. If male plant is present, female produces small, sour bright red or orange berries that can be used for jams and jellies. Birds eat them.

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