Free Shipping   |   Choose your own Shipping Date   |   Replacement Guarantee   |   Volume Discounts

 
 
 

Tatarian Maple vs Silver Buffalo Berry

Acer tataricum

Shepherdia argentea

SOLD OUT

(we don't know if or when this product will be restocked)

SOLD OUT

(new stock expected: fall of 2018)

Tatarian Maple
Silver Buffalo Berry

Tatarian Maple is a small, multi-stemmed tree that features attractive red foliage in fall.

In addition to its outstanding autumn color, it is also one of the first trees to leaf out in the spring.

Tatarian Maple makes a good specimen tree for for small yards. Closely related to Amur Maple, it is slightly larger in stature.

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.

TATARIAN MAPLE QUICK FACTS

SILVER BUFFALO BERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (18 ft)
Height: 5 m (18 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: scarlet red
Fall colour: insignificant
Berries: deep red drupes of edible but bitter fruit
Flowers: white
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high

In row spacing: 2.4 m (8 ft)

In row spacing: 0.9 - 1.2 m (3 - 4 ft)
Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)
Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: tatar maple
Other Names: buffalo shepherdia, silver buffaloberry, thorny buffaloberry


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