Silver buffaloberry is a deciduous thorny, thicket-forming native shrub to small tree that is drought-hardy and winter-hardy. It has opposite branching. As the shrub matures, the thin bark becomes grayish-brown, and starts to peel. Its height varies from 3 to 20 feet. The leaves are silvery gray in color on both top and bottom…This species is insect pollinated, most commonly by honey bees and bumble bees…It is found growing along streams, in coulees and on exposed, moist hillsides where it forms thickets in which several woody species are represented. Silver buffaloberry is capable of fixing nitrogen in root nodules that contain bacteria. This nitrogen may be important to other species and in the establishment and maintenance of shrub communities.
Shepherdia argentea – Silver buffaloberry, Thorny buffaloberry, Bullberry