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Tatarian Maple vs Silver Buffalo Berry

Acer tataricum

Shepherdia argentea

Tatarian Maple
Silver Buffalo Berry

Tatarian Maple is a small, multi-stemmed tree that features attractive red foliage in fall.

In addition to its outstanding autumn color, it is also one of the first trees to leaf out in the spring.

Tatarian Maple makes a good specimen tree for for small yards. Closely related to Amur Maple, it is slightly larger in stature.

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.

TATARIAN MAPLE QUICK FACTS

SILVER BUFFALO BERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (18 ft)
Height: 5 m (18 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: scarlet red
Fall colour: insignificant
Berries: deep red drupes of edible but bitter fruit
Flowers: white
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high

In row spacing: 2.4 m (8 ft)

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





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Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes