Twin Sisters Native Plants Nursery Soopolallie A deciduous shrub found in open forests and thickets; grows to 1-4m in height... Product #: TS150022


Vendor: Twin Sisters Native Plants Nursery
Product Code: TS150022
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Shepherdia canadensis

Soopolallie is found in open moist or dry areas in the low and subalpine regions where the soil allows water to drain through easily. They are commonly found in the Rocky Mountains and do better on the eastern slopes of the mountains and near lodgepole pine forests. Fruit is a fleshy, berry-like drupe, bright red with scattered brownish scales, ¼ to 1/3-inch diameter, with a single hard seed inside. Leaves are simple and opposite, egg-shaped to lance-elliptic, widest below the middle, 1½ to 2¾ inches long, ¾ to 1¼ inch wide, tip and base rounded, on a short stalk. Edges are toothless, the upper surface dark green and smooth or with scattered star-shaped (stellate) hairs, the lower surface grayish green with dense stellate hairs and scattered rusty scales. Flowers are in leaf axils of short, one-year-old branches, emerging before the leaves. Male and female flowers are borne on separate plants (dioecious), both are green to yellowish, about 1/8 inch across, stalkless, lack petals but have a bowl to urn-shaped calyx with 4 triangular, petal-like lobes.