- Decorative silver foliage year round
- Cold and wind tolerant
- Fall/winter interest
Silver Buffaloberry, Shepherdia argentea, is a pest and disease free native substitute for the invasive Russian Olive.
Sleek silvery foliage contrasts beautifully with plump, luscious red fall fruit. Many fruit growers are excited about the nutritional benefits of the berries which are high in vitamin C. They are excellent in jam, jellies and pies but you may have to fight the birds for your fair share. It will be worth it! Plant multiple plants together in groups for best pollination, as only the female plants produce berries.
This native shrub is wildly adaptable and tolerates most soils once established. This includes occasional flooding and even drought. These are nice, shrubby plants that are branched to the ground and make an excellent windbreak in open areas. You can also use them as a large, thorny barrier hedge or privacy screens.
Silver Buffaloberry is an excellent, large scale shrub with beautiful silvery foliage all season long. Use it as you would Russian Olive, and enjoy!