Utah Native Plants for the Landscape: Buffaloberry

    Utah Native Plants for the Landscape: Buffaloberry

    Silver buffaloberry Shepherdia argentea

    Silver buffaloberry (Shepherdia argentea) and roundleaf buffaloberry (S.rotundifolia) are both native to Utah, though found in different environments.  Silver buffaloberry is typically found along rivers, while the desert-loving roundleaf buffaloberry is adapted to poor soils and arid regions in the southern portions of Utah.  The blue color and rounded fuzzy leaves of the roundleaf buffaloberry are both adaptations to low water conditions, but are also visually striking and make it desirable for cultivated landscapes.  However, the roundleaf buffaloberry is notoriously difficult to propagate.                             

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