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Virginia Creeper vs Canadian Buffalo Berry

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Shepherdia canadensis

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Virginia Creeper
Canadian Buffalo Berry

Virginia Creeper is a fast-growing, climbing vine. Its root-like tendrils attach themselves to any non-smooth surface, even brick, but will also grow as a ground cover.

Virginia Creeper makes a beautiful ornamental plant for your garden; its attractive foliage turns from green to deep red in the fall. Birds will love its red berries.

Canadian Buffalo Berry is a native deciduous shrub found throughout North America.

This hardy, medium-sized shrub will tolerate poor soil conditions and produces attractive, edible - though very bitter - red fruit.

Interest in this plant as a health food has spiked recently due to the saponins found in the berries, which some claim reduce cholesterol. The British Columbian First Nations also traditionally used it to make "Indian Ice Cream", a whipped berry dessert.

VIRGINIA CREEPER QUICK FACTS

CANADIAN BUFFALO BERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 1a
Height: 0.3 m (1.0 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: red and purple
Berries: small hard purple berries
Berries: red bitter berries (edible)
Flowers: tiny red flower clusters in spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: berries are toxic, leaves irritate skin


Other Names: five-finger, five-leaved ivy
Other Names: canada buffalo berry, canada buffaloberry, canadian buffaloberry, foam berry, foamberry, russet buffaloberry, soap berry, soapberry, soopolallie


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes