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.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Elaeagnaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Shrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Multiple stem

Mature Height: 6.0 ft.

Bloom Color: Yellow

Fruit/Seed Color: Yellow

Bloom Period: Late spring

Annual Precipitation: 15-30 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation:  ft.

Wetland Indicator Status: UPL

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Medium

Nitrogen Fixation: Medium

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: Intermediate

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 5.3-8.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 57,500

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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