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Silver Buffaloberry (Shepherdia argentea) - 50+ Seeds

Silver Buffaloberry (Shepherdia argentea) - 50+ Seeds

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Silver Buffaloberry is a small tree or large bush up to 16' tall with blue-green leaves, thorns and bright red berries. The fruit is edible and makes excellent jelly, it has a sweet and tangy taste. They're a great wildlife tree. Similar to Sea Buckthorn but with smaller rounder leaves and the fruit is red, it grows in clusters along the stems. It's a nitrogen fixer. The trees are dioecious meaning there are male and female plants - you need both to produce fruit.

We collected the seeds from a local stand growing in Zone 3 (-35F / -37C). The trees were heavy with fruit this year and it was fully ripe in August.

Package Contains: 50+ Seeds
Hardiness Zone: 3
Stratification Required: 3 months
Storage: Some sources recommend keeping the seed from completely drying out to improve germination. We dried this batch of seed minimally and kept it refrigerated. Store in the fridge until planting.
Planting instructions: Fall plant into prepared seed beds, or cold stratify in a refrigerator and plant into seedbeds or pots in the spring. Sow 1/4" - 1/2" deep and cover with mulch.

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