Overview:Categories: Deciduous, Fruit, Wildlife Value
Buffalo Berry is a deciduous, thorny shrub, good to 7,500 ft. elevation, that provides nesting and cover for birds. The fruit is a preferred food source of a variety of songbirds and sharp-tailed grouse, (as well as prized for its’ great jelly!) while it’s general growth supplies browse for big game and small mammals.
Naturally inclined to form a dense, short thicket and dense barrier, all on it’s own, or serve the needs of outer rows of multi-row windbreaks, it does benefit by protection from weed competition to protect its’ young suckering sprouts in the early years of establishing a thicket.
Cold and drought-hardy, with edible fruit when prepared properly, this native supports many conservation goals and benefits.
A moderate growth rate coupled with a long life span enhances Buffalo Berry’s return on investment.
Features:Scientfic Name: Shepherdia argentea
Growth Habit: Spreading
Growth Rate: Moderate
Max. Height (ft): 10
Max Width/Spread (ft): 10
Life Span: Long
Cold Hardiness: Excellent
Drought Resistance: Good
Elevation Range: 7500
Wildlife Value: Good
Wildlife Notes: Good food value; excellent cover for small game and songbird nesting
Seasonal Color: Not Conspicuous
Possible Insect Issues: N/A
Possible Disease Issues: N/A
Miscellany: Edible fruit for jellies; forms thickets
Our 2021 Tree Program is Open.
*Trees purchased through our programs cannot be resold, are intended for conservation efforts, and not for ornamental-only landscaping projects. We do not ship orders at this time. Other conditions may apply, dependent upon the program products you choose to purchase. For full details, visit our Tree Program, Shipping, Payment & Returns and Terms & Conditions pages for more information.