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Yellow Twig Dogwood vs Silver Buffalo Berry

Cornus sericea flaviramea

Shepherdia argentea

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Yellow Twig Dogwood
Silver Buffalo Berry

Yellow Twig Dogwood is a small deciduous shrub with attractive, bright yellow bark.

It features delicate white, star-shaped flowers and white fruit. It is often used as a screen, and its wide-spreading roots help stabilize areas experiencing soil erosion.

Yellow Twig Dogwood complements Red Osier Dogwood, and it is a great filler to add winter color to shrub and flower gardens.

Silver Buffalo Berry is a cold hardy, ornamental shrub that is commonly used in the first row of shelterbelts instead of caragana or lilac. 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. It is also commonly planted for its ornamental and winter interest.

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.

YELLOW TWIG DOGWOOD QUICK FACTS

SILVER BUFFALO BERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Height: 5 m (18 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: insignificant
Berries: deep red drupes of edible but bitter fruit
Flowers: white
Bark: twigs are green in summer and turn golden yellow in fall/winter
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 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)



Other Names: buffalo shepherdia, silver buffaloberry, thorny buffaloberry


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