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European Mountain Ash vs Canadian Buffalo Berry

Sorbus aucuparia

Shepherdia canadensis

European Mountain Ash
Canadian Buffalo Berry

European Mountain Ash is an attractive, ornamental tree. This medium-sized tree produces tiny white-yellow flowers in the spring and decorative clusters of small red/orange berries in the summer. Its bitter fruit is often used to make Rowan Jelly, is a traditional garnish for wild game and venison. Ideal for residential lots, European Mountain Ash will attracts birds to your property.

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.

EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN ASH QUICK FACTS

CANADIAN BUFFALO BERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Berries: red bitter berries (edible)
Flowers: small white flowers in clusters
Flowers: tiny red flower clusters in spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium







Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes