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Silver Buffalo Berry vs Labrador Tea

Shepherdia argentea

Ledum groenlandicum

Silver Buffalo Berry
Labrador Tea

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.

Labrador Tea is slow-growing evergreen shrub native to the boreal forests of Canada.

It thrives in wet, swampy conditions.

Labrador Tea has narrow, leathery, dark green leaves, topped by a cluster of white flowers in the spring. It is a perfect ornamental shrub for boggy, wet areas of your property.

SILVER BUFFALO BERRY QUICK FACTS

LABRADOR TEA QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 5 m (18 ft)
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: insignificant
Fall colour: rust orange
Berries: deep red drupes of edible but bitter fruit
Flowers: white
Flowers: clusters of tiny white flowers which are fragrant, sticky and attractive to insects
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium

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

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)


Toxicity: slightly toxic if ingested



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