Shepherdia canadensis
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Shepherdia canadensis

russet buffaloberry
Canadian buffalo cherry

  family elaeagnaceae 
  genus shepherdia 

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Genus  Shepherdia Species  canadensis Variety  Cultivar  Common names  russet buffaloberry   Canadian buffalo cherry Family  ELAEAGNACEAE Specimen number  S10399 Data source  GrUnFr p60;Xeri p306
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  6' - 12' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 02a-10b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Shepherdia canadensis can survive the coldest of winter climates with annual temperatures as low as -50� Fahrenheit. It does well in dry soils. Russet buffaloberry (also known as Canadian buffalo cherry) tolerates occasional periods of drought. This plant tolerates windy and salty seaside conditions.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  yes Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The berries are orange colored. It has a taste of grapes and red currant. Shepherdia canadensis is typically used in jelly.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method  Dioecious Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Jelly Nutritional value  Edible parts  Berries Description of edible parts orange colored Flavor / texture  has a taste of grapes and red currant
Horticulture notes  Shepherdia canadensis is dioecious, thus both a male and a female of the species are required in order to bear fruit. Russet buffaloberry (in some places called Canadian buffalo cherry) probably originates from North America.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Shepherdia canadensis is a woody perennial. Russet buffaloberry (locally known in some parts as Canadian buffalo cherry) is deciduous in nature.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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