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Silver Buffaloberry (Shepherdia argentea)

Silver Buffaloberry (Shepherdia argentea)

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Silver Buffaloberry is a hardy deciduous shrub native to North America, including various regions in Canada. It typically reaches a height and spread of 6 to 18 feet, depending on the growing conditions. This plant is exceptionally hardy, thriving in zones 2 to 7.

The ideal soil for Silver Buffaloberry is well-drained and can vary from sandy to loamy. It is particularly tolerant of poor soil conditions and drought, making it a resilient choice for challenging landscapes. This shrub prefers full sun to partial shade, with better fruit production usually observed in full sun.

Historically, Silver Buffaloberry has been significant to Indigenous peoples of North America. The berries were traditionally harvested for food and medicinal purposes. Rich in nutrients and antioxidants, the red berries are tart and can be eaten raw or used in jellies and preserves. They typically ripen in late summer to early fall.

The Silver Buffaloberry is distinguished by its silver-green foliage and thorny branches, making it a good choice for natural barriers or wildlife habitats. It is also valued for its ability to fix nitrogen in the soil, improving soil health where it grows.

Its adaptability to harsh conditions and nutritional value of its berries make it a noteworthy addition to both naturalized and cultivated landscapes.

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