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Thiessen Saskatoon vs Silver Buffalo Berry

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Shepherdia argentea

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Silver Buffalo Berry

Thiessen Saskatoon is a deciduous shrub that produces delicious edible fruit. Thiessen saskatoons are one of the most productive saskatoons great in pies, preserves or eating fresh. However, they are most popular with u-pick operations because their height gets to about 16ft tall which is too tall for most mechanical harvesting equipment.

Silver Buffalo Berry is a cold hardy, ornamental shrub. It features subtle yellow flowers, smooth grey bark, and red fruit. On occasion orange fruit is produced and rarely a yellow fruit. Please note: we regularly collect the rare yellow and orange fruit to use for our seed source.

Long-lived and slow growing, Silver Buffalo Berry is commonly found around sloughs, in coulees, and on light soils across the prairies, and grows best in full sun.

Buyers can enjoy increased bird life to their property, as this shrub acts as a habitat plant.

This species is also known as one of the more salt-tolerant species for those with saline soils.

Note: this berry tastes terrible fresh, but makes a highly desirable jam or jelly with what is described as a clove and pear taste.

THIESSEN SASKATOON QUICK FACTS

SILVER BUFFALO BERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (18 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Fall colour: insignificant
Berries: deep red drupes of edible but bitter fruit
Flowers: white
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: high


In row spacing: 0.9 - 1.2 m (3 - 4 ft)
Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)





Ships To Canada: yes

Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes