Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Buffaloberry or Soapberry

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Shepherdia canadensis

Flower Description:

Bowl to urn shaped green to yellowish calyx with 4 triangular petal like lobes

FamilyElaeagnaceae
Season BloomApr-May
HabitatDry rocky soil, open woods forest edges, riverbanks
CyclePerennial woody
Height1'-10'
Leaf DescriptionSimple opposite egg shaped to lance-elliptic with toothless edges
Soil Type Dry
Light Source Partial Shade, Sun
LocationWoodland