Buffaloberry Shepherdia ArgenteaThe buffaloberry (Shepherdia argentea) is found in western Iowa

Habitat: Grows on dry uplands, prairie woodland edges and loess bluffs.

Hardiness: Zones 2 though 3

Growth Rate: Medium

Mature Shape: Multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a rounded form

Height: 8-10 feet

Width: 8-10 feet

Site Requirements: full sunlight; dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil; drought tolerant

Flowering Dates: April - June

Seed Dispersal Dates: Through Winter

Seed Bearing Age: 2 years

Seed Bearing Frequency: Yearly

Seed Stratification: Acid scarification followed by prechilling for 2-3 months at 34°F to 40°F