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Buffaloberry - Silver

Silver Buffaloberry, 'Shepherdia argentea', is an ornamental shrub that has silvery new growth and thorny branches. The orange-red berries can be used for fine jellies.

It has a rounded shape and yellow-white flowers. It makes an excellent hedge or specimen plant. This drought tolerant shrub or small tree typically grows 8-12 feet tall and as wide.

The silver-green leaves give it spring and summer interest, but its silver stems and red to yellow fruit make it attractive all winter long.

It is as tough as nails and is not susceptible to any particular pest or disease. This is an underused plant that deserves more attention.

It likes full sun, moderate water, tolerant of cold, wind, alkaline soil, and standing water. It has edible berries that the birds love.

Zones 2-6.

* Wildlife Plant

* Tough

* Cold Tolerant

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Grows Fast Review by RB of NE
Have slightly alkaline soil and about 20 inches of rain per year. The Buffalo berry grows fast. It is planted close to the house and this may have affected it's root support, as it has been blown over twice. So probably shouldn't plant it next to your home or a building with a foundation. Have had it for four years and no berries yet. Not sure why?
Tough Review by SM
This plant is tough as nails. We live @ high altitude in a semi-arid environment with lots and lots of wind. Still - it was the first plant to start budding in the spring and the last plant to lose its leaves in the fall. Need to explore pruning though - it can get wild.
owner Review by wayne schnarr
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  0.00 – 15.00       $    11.95
  15.01 - 30.00     $    12.95
  30.01 - 50.00     $    15.95
  50.01 - 75.00     $    19.95
  75.01 - 150.00     $    23.95
  150.01 - 250.00     $    29.95
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Nature Hills sells a variety of plants and products, with many available in different types and sizes:


Select (bare root) Trees - Hand-selected quality bare root trees. The height of the tree you will receive will be displayed under the icon. Popular sizes of Select Trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.

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  • •  #1 Container - Ranges from 2.26-3.73 quarts or 2.49-4.11 liters
  • •  #2 Container - Equal to 1.19-1.76 gallons or 5.246-7.770 liters
  • •  #3 Container - Equal to 2.32-2.76 gallons or 10.285-12.164 liters
  • •  #5 Container - Equal to 2.92-4.62 gallons or 12.86-20.36 liters
  • •  5.5" pot is 5 1/2" x 5" x 5" which is equal to 1.89 of a quart or 1.78 liters
  • •  4.5" pot is 4.5" round x 4" deep and equal to 1.31 pints or 619.8 milliliters
  • •  4" and 3.5" pots may measure 4"x 4"x3 1/2" which is equal to .87 of a quart or .82 of a liter in volume or 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" which is equal to .67 of a quart or .63 of a liter in volume.
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Plant Facts

Family Shepherdia argentea
Foliage Silver
Mature Height 8 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 12 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 2-6
Moisture Widely Adaptable
Mature Form Round
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Flower Color Yellow, White
Fall Color Insignificant

Buffaloberry - Silver

Rating: 3.7 stars, based on 3 review(s).
Starting at: $29.95 - In stock
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