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Silver Buffalo Berry vs Aronia Berry

Shepherdia argentea

Aronia melanocarpa

Silver Buffalo Berry
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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.

Native to Eastern Canada and the Eastern United States, this branching shrub forms well rooted clumps that can spread. Flowers are usually white (or pink) and they produce black fruits that some people find too astringent, hence they are also known as Black Chokeberry. People who like the taste and not the astringent tannins often blend the berries or juice in with other things.

Some find that Aronia is an attractive ornamental plant for the garden. These shrubs grow well under other trees and their fall color is a vibrant red. It is common to see it used as a hedge.

The berries have their own unique flavour. The polyphenols and anthocyanins are touted as healthy antioxidants and lots of research seems to be underway on the health benefits of this fruit.

We do not grow Aronia Berry every year.

SILVER BUFFALO BERRY QUICK FACTS

ARONIA BERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 5 m (18 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: insignificant
Fall colour: wine red to apricot color -- extremely attractive
Berries: deep red drupes of edible but bitter fruit
Flowers: white
Flowers: attractive whitish-pink flowers in loose clusters of up to 8, clusters up to 2 inches in width
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high

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

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)





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