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Silver Buffalo Berry vs Chippewa Blueberry

Shepherdia argentea

Vaccinium x Chippewa

Silver Buffalo Berry
Chippewa Blueberry

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.

Chippewa Blueberry is the perfect shrub for attracting birds and butterflies. Incredibly cold-hardy, the Chippewa Blueberry is an upright shrub making it easy for harvesting. Known for producing high yields of large blue-colored berries, this blueberry is a favourite for fresh eating, baking, and preserves. As with all blueberries, the Chippewa needs soil with a low pH and high acidity.

SILVER BUFFALO BERRY QUICK FACTS

CHIPPEWA BLUEBERRY QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $3.99
Lowest Price: $11.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 5 m (18 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: insignificant
Fall colour: red and orange
Berries: deep red drupes of edible but bitter fruit
Berries: edible blue
Firmness: firm
Flavor: sweet, juicy
Harvest: July
Flowers: white
Flowers: white, pink tinged
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: low

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: chippewa half high blueberry, half high blueberry


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