HOLLY ACRES NURSERY

 

5403 HWY 86   ELIZABETH, CO   80107    303-646-8868

 

 

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Available bare root or potted. Call for availability or see our Bareroot availability list
 
15-18" $5.99        18-24" $7.99     4-5'  $14.99
12-3' $10.99           3-4' $12.99
(buy in bundles of 10 get 20% OFF
(All bundles must be same variety)
 
container prices unless otherwise marked
#1 $8.99      #2 $16.99       #5 24.99
Prices subject to change, bulk discounts available. Call for a quote and current availability

Silver Buffallo Berry Shepherdia argentea

 

          EARLY ORDER DISCOUNTS
      Place your order before May 1st
              and receive 20% OFF
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 8-15 x 6-10 wide, (seed propagated). A native shrub to the northern Great Plains of the U.S., Silver Buffalo Berry is a tough, extremely cold hardy shrub excellent for use as an ornamental shrub, in wind breaks and in confined areas where it can be limbed up for use as a small tree. Although xeric once established, Silver Buffalo Berry will be taller and faster growing when not kept too dry. A highly recommended substitute for Russian Olive or New Mexico Privet.

Buffaloberries are edible for humans. They are quite sour, and afterwards leave the mouth a little dry. A touch of frost will sweeten the berries. The berries can be made into jelly, jam, or syrup, or prepared like cranberry sauce from the forefrost berries. Native Americans used the berry to spice up their buffallo meat. Hence the name.

 Silver Buffalo Berry has separate male and female plants. The female plants bear heavy crops of bright red berries that are both ornamental and excellent for feeding songbirds. Male and female plants are indistinguishable as seedlings, so order 3 or more to ensure berry set.

 

Mature Height
8'-15'
Mature Spread
6'-10'
Soil Type
Adaptable 
Moisture
Drought Tolerant
Growth Rate
Slow to Medium
Sun Exposure
Full Sun 
Fall Color
insignificant
Foliage Color
Silver
Zones
3-9