Silver Buffaloberry

Shepherdia argentea

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Shrub
Plant Family: Elaeagnaceae
Plant Description: Spiny, deciduous, suckering, large shrub or small tree. Closely resembles a small Russian Olive. Oblong gray-green leaves turn brown in autumn. Inconspicuous, but interesting, yellow flowers bloom in early spring. Produces edible red berries. Vigorously growing and difficult to prune. Can be used as a barrier or in naturalized, low-maintenance situations.
Plant Care: Prune regularly to promote health, provide air circulation, maintain a desirable shape, and to remove dead or damaged branches. Pruning is best done in late-winter to early spring for most trees and late-spring for spring blooming shrubs. Monitor for pests, diseases or other ailments on a regular basis.

Plant Attributes:

Hardiness Zone: 3 to 6
Mature Size: 6-12' tall x 6-10' wide
Utah Native: Y

Plant Needs:

Light Requirement: Sun
Irrigation Requirement:     Low

Garden Location:

  • Design Path
    • Design Ideas
  • Maintenance Path
    • Rain Gardening
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter