Shepherdia argentea

Shepherdia argentea

Extremely hardy native shrub with silvery blue green foliage, thorny stems, and orange-red fruit. Forms a dense, practically impenetrable barrier as a hedge or incorporated into a windbreak. Tolerant of drought and many soils. Great for use in naturalized plantings.

Plant Height at Maturity

8 feet

Plant Width at Maturity

8 feet

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Environmental Features

Native Species | Water-wise | Pollinator Friendly | Bird Habitat | Wildlife Forage Source

Tough Sites

Alkaline Soil | Dry Soil | Calcareous Soil | Deer Damage | Urban Conditions

Seasonal Interest

Winter Interest | Spring Flowering

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