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Silver Buffalo Berry vs Honeywood Saskatoon

Shepherdia argentea

Amelanchier alnifolia Honeywood

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(new stock expected: fall of 2021)

Silver Buffalo Berry
Honeywood Saskatoon

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.

Honeywood Saskatoon, also known as Service Berries, is excellent at producing an abundance of blue-coloured berries in mid-summer and has dark green foliage that turns yellow in the fall. It is quite large making it a perfect shrub in your backyard garden. Often grown for its edible qualities, the Honeywood Saskatoon is quite ornamental with stunning white blooms in the spring.

SILVER BUFFALO BERRY QUICK FACTS

HONEYWOOD SASKATOON QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $3.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
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: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: insignificant
Berries: deep red drupes of edible but bitter fruit
Berries: produces large edible berries
Flowers: white
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
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
Other Names: honeywood juneberry, honeywood service berry


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