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Highbush Cranberry vs Canadian Buffalo Berry

Viburnum trilobum

Shepherdia canadensis

Highbush Cranberry
Canadian Buffalo Berry

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.

Canadian Buffalo Berry is a native deciduous shrub found throughout North America.

This hardy, medium-sized shrub will tolerate poor soil conditions and produces attractive, edible - though very bitter - red fruit.

Interest in this plant as a health food has spiked recently due to the saponins found in the berries, which some claim reduce cholesterol. The British Columbian First Nations also traditionally used it to make "Indian Ice Cream", a whipped berry dessert.

HIGHBUSH CRANBERRY QUICK FACTS

CANADIAN BUFFALO BERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: red
Berries: edible red berries
Berries: red bitter berries (edible)
Flowers: white clusters
Flowers: tiny red flower clusters in spring
Bark: gray and rough with a scaly texture
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium

In row spacing: 0.6 m (2.0 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)





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Ships to USA: yes
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