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Silver Buffalo Berry vs Aldara Hazelnut

Shepherdia argentea

Corylus heterophylla Het 3

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Silver Buffalo Berry
Aldara Hazelnut

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.

Aldara Hazelnut is a northern hybrid selection noted for its superior nut quality, disease resistance, and cold hardiness.

It is great for attracting wildlife with the added bonus of edible nuts that can be eaten fresh or used in baking. Pair with another Aldara or Andrew Hazelnut for cross pollination to occur.

Aldara and Andrew Hazelnut are currently the hardiest and most reliable nut varieties available for the Canadian prairies.

SILVER BUFFALO BERRY QUICK FACTS

ALDARA HAZELNUT QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 5 m (18 ft)
Height: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade
Hybrid: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: insignificant
Berries: deep red drupes of edible but bitter fruit
Flowers: white
Nuts: medium, 1.5cm diameter
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
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


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