|Shepherdia argentea is a thorny, open, rounded shrub reaching 6-10' high and wide, can occasionally reach 18'. Foliage is silvery on both leaf surfaces, with an overall gray appearance. Flowers are small, yellow, males on spikes, females solitary, not particularly showy. Fruits are orange to red, small drupes, can be used for jams and jellies. Note that both male and female plants are required for fruit set. Like S.canadensis it is extremely hardy in dry and alkaline soils, and should be considered for those situations. Native from Saskatchewan, Minnesota to Kansas and Nevada.