Shepherdia canadensis

Shepherdia canadensis

Russett buffaloberry

Cold hardy, drought tolerant native shrub which occurs naturally on dry, rocky banks where few other shrubs can survive. Distributed throughout the United States and Canada, with some occurrence south to NM and AZ. Valuable to wildlife for food and cover.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 12 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
12 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
55.00 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
59,215
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Cream to Yellow
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer
Fruit Color: 
Golden Berries