Silver Buffaloberry, Bullberry, Thorny Buffaloberry, Bull Berry Shepherdia argentea

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Botanical Name:

Shepherdia argentea

Family:

Elaeagnaceae

Genus:

Shepherdia

Species:

argentea

Common Name:

Silver Buffaloberry, Bullberry, Thorny Buffaloberry, Bull Berry

Seeds Per Pound:
34,504
Quantity:
21.92 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
14
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
97%
Height:
6-18 feet
Collection Locale:
Montana
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
3
In Stock: 21.92 lb
Prices
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
4.95
10 g
19.50
1 oz
29.95
1 lb
259.50
1 kg
518.00
10 lb
2195.00
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: Sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: can be fall sown without stratification. if hot water treatment does not allow seed to imbibe, sulfuric acid treatment is required.
In a Nutshell:
* Shepherdia argentea ( Silver Buffaloberry or Bull berry , thorny buffaloberry ) is a species of Shepherdia , native to central North America from southern Canada ( Alberta , Saskatchewan , Manitoba ) south in the United States to northern California and New Mexico . more...
* Lovely silvery leaves, to 2", thorny; red or orange fruit, edible, used in preserves; tolerant of cold, high pH, and drought; native to Manitoba and Saskatchewan south to Kansas and Nevada.
* The plants can be grown as a hedge and windbreak. A red dye is obtained from the fruit. Because it has a wide-ranging root system, forms thickets and is wind tolerant, it is sometimes planted for erosion control. more...

Shepherdia argentea (Pursh) Nutt., silver buffaloberry, is a deciduous, thorny shrub or small tree of 6 to 20 feet in height native to North America. It occurs as scattered to frequent plants along streams, in bottomlands, and on moist hillsides throughout western Wyoming and Colorado at elevations to 7,500 feet. The shrub is winter hardy and alkaline tolerant, but has only limited drought and shade tolerance. Under favorable conditions, it readily forms thorny thickets. Fruits are reddish, globe-shaped “berries” (drupes) about 1/8 to 1/4 inch across; flowers are brownishyellow, small, with male and female flowers borne on separate plants in clusters of 1 to 3 at the leaf axils; leaves are opposite, silvery-scurfy, oblong and entire, up to 2 inches long; stems are thorny, silvery-scurfy when young, brownish in age; roots are shallow and USDA NRCS National Plant Materials Center much branched, readily sprouting.

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