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Silver Buffalo Berry vs Amur Maackia

Shepherdia argentea

Maackia amurensis



(new stock expected: fall of 2018)

Silver Buffalo Berry
Amur Maackia

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.

Amur Maackia is a robust and pretty tree often used for urban decoration and landscaping. This tree has coppery peeling bark that can sometimes resemble lace. Its upright clusters of small white flowers usually bloom in midsummer. Amur Maackia's Small size makes it a great choice for small yards or limited space.



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Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 5 m (18 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: insignificant
Fall colour: brown
Berries: deep red drupes of edible but bitter fruit
Flowers: white
Flowers: upright clusters of small white flowers
Bark: shiny copper colour shedding in curls
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium

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

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)

Other Names: buffalo shepherdia, silver buffaloberry, thorny buffaloberry
Other Names: maackia

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