|Shepherdia canadensis is a rounded shrub, loose and open, 6-8' tall and wide. Foliage is silver to gray-green in summer, lower leaf surfaces are covered by brownish silver scales, not good for fall color. Flowers are tiny, yellow, either in short spikes, or solitary, not really showy, mid to late spring. The fruit is a small reddish yellow drupe, ripens in the summer. It is an adaptable shrub for harsh circumstances, particularly with dry, alkaline soils, nitrogen fixing. Suitable for highway edges, low maintenance areas. Native from Newfoundland to Alaska, south to Oregon, northern Mexico.