The Silver Berry was planted in the Ile-Balkhash natural reserve
In total 15,600 seedlings were planted in the reserve on an area of 20 hectares. The plants were brought from farms near Kaskelen and Shamalgan in Kazakhstan. WWF-Russia provided financial support for the project.
Until spring, the Silver Berry will stay under a layer of snow, and from April, due to watering, it will bloom and bear fruits.
This plant is photophilous, drought-resistant, tolerates dry and saline soils. Frost-hardy (up to - 40 C).
The restoration of riparian forests in the nature reserve is one of the important parts of the tiger reintroduction program in the southern Balkhash region.