Silver buffaloberry (Shepherdia argentea)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Silver buffaloberry
Silver buffaloberry Silver buffaloberry
Silver buffaloberry (Shepherdia argentea)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3a
Mature Height Mature Height
8 to 12 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
8 to 12 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Moderate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Drought tolerant (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Dull
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Insignificant
Fruit Fruit
Ornamental
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
large, rounded, open shrub; 8-12’ tall and wide; silvery, fuzzy leaves; thorny branches; small, yellowish-white flowers in spring; bright red berries on female plants in late summer to fall; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; drought and salt tolerant; native to the Great Plains; hardy to zone 3a

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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