Silver buffaloberry Shepherdia argentea This thorny, deciduous shrub grows up to 20 feet tall. It is native to northern and western North America. The plant grows in USDA Zone so it tolerates cold winters, drought and also tolerates infertile soil.
Tree for in front of the house - Styrax japonica 'Purple Dress' (Purple-leaved Snowbell Tree) - A rare large shrub/small tree, Styrax japonica 'Purple Dress' has plum purple, oval leaves and masses of bell-shaped, pale pink flowers covering the branches in mid summer. The exciting purple foliage makes this cultivar a particularly sought after garden plant!