Silver Buffaloberry, Bullberry, Thorny Buffaloberry, Bull Berry Shepherdia argentea - Elaeagnus utilis

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Botanical Name:

Shepherdia argentea







Common Name:

Silver Buffaloberry, Bullberry, Thorny Buffaloberry, Bull Berry

6-18 feet
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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...
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