PlantsShepherdia→Roundleaf Buffaloberry (Shepherdia rotundifolia)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Small mammals
Fruiting Time: Summer
Other: A gray red, drupe-like, juicy achene
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: pale yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant

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Location: Capitol Reef, UtahDate: 2015-09-19
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Location: Near Price, Utah.Date: 2012-05-02
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Location: Capitol Reef, UtahDate: 2015-09-19
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Location: Near Price, Utah.Date: 2012-05-02
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Date: 2010-04-16Credit NPS Photo Caitlin Ceci
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Comments:
Posted by BlueOddish (South Jordan, Utah, USA - Zone 7a) on Jul 24, 2021 11:36 PM

When I first ever saw this plant in Zion National Park in the US state of Utah, I was immediately mesmerized by its striking beauty. The leaves are small, round, and curled inwards which enhances this shrub's spectacular and almost unnatural metallic shine. One thing that has baffled me however is this species' notable absence from nurseries and garden centers. In my opinion, it amounts to a crime that it is so difficult to get your hands on this gorgeous shrub!

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