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Silver Buffalo Berry vs Burning Bush

Shepherdia argentea

Euonymus alatus

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Silver Buffalo Berry
Burning Bush

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 has mixed reviews when fresh, but makes a desirable jam or jelly with what is described as a clove and pear taste.

Burning Bush is a unique shrub whose leaves turn firey red in the fall. You can plant it in rows to make a hedge or on its own. Burning Bush requires little maintenance and thrives in just about any kind of soil, which makes it a good choice for inexperienced growers. Plant it in full sun to get its best fall color.

Note: Burning Bush is considered an invasive species in eastern North America. Please plant the right tree in the right place.

SILVER BUFFALO BERRY QUICK FACTS

BURNING BUSH QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 5 m (18 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: insignificant
Fall colour: fiery red
Berries: deep red drupes of edible but bitter fruit
Berries: reddish purple
Flowers: white
Flowers: yellow-green
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high

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: winged burning bush, winged euonymus, winged spindle


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no