silver buffaloberry (Shepherdia argentea)

silvery-green narrow leaves with shiny red berries

silver buffaloberry

 

Common name: silver buffaloberry
Botanical name: Shepherdia argentea

Light: full sun
Height: 2 – 18 feet
Water: moderate to low
Soil type: variety of firm soils, sandy to clay

Beautiful deciduous shrub with silver bark, long thorns and white-grey foliage; numerous red berries in fall (edible, but not palatable); dioecious (male and female plants); good for wildlife habitat; tolerates wind