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Silver Buffalo Berry vs Highbush Cranberry

Shepherdia argentea

Viburnum trilobum



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Silver Buffalo Berry
Highbush Cranberry

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.

Highbush Cranberry produces attractive white flowers in late June and bears edible fruit that matures to a bright red colour in the late summer.

This shrub, native to much of Canada, is fast growing, and its fruit can be eaten raw or cooked into a sauce to serve with various proteins. Consider buying one for your next home landscaping project.



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Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (18 ft)
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: insignificant
Fall colour: red
Berries: deep red drupes of edible but bitter fruit
Berries: edible red berries
Flowers: white
Flowers: white clusters
Bark: gray and rough with a scaly texture
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high

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

In row spacing: 0.6 m (2.0 ft)
Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)
Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)

Other Names: buffalo shepherdia, silver buffaloberry, thorny buffaloberry
Other Names: american cranberrybush, american cranberrybush viburnum, high bush cranberry, kalyna

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