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Tatarian Maple vs Canadian Buffalo Berry

Acer tataricum

Shepherdia canadensis

Tatarian Maple
Canadian 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.

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.

TATARIAN MAPLE QUICK FACTS

CANADIAN BUFFALO BERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 1a
Height: 5 m (18 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: scarlet red
Berries: red bitter berries (edible)
Flowers: tiny red flower clusters in spring
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium

In row spacing: 2.4 m (8 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)





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