Deciduous, Edible fruit, Shrubs
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.
To most gardeners, hyacinths are the highly fragrant, fat-spiked Dutch hybrids derived from this speci...
Native to the mountains of central Europe. Grows extremely slowly to 50–70 ft. or taller and 20&...
Native to Russia. Each 3- to 6-in. stem bears several flowers shaped like flaring bells. Typical color...