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Silver Buffalo Berry vs Morden Centennial Rose

Shepherdia argentea

Rosa Morden Centennial

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Silver Buffalo Berry
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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. It is native to parts of central and western North America.

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.

The Morden Centennial Rose is a showy flowering shrub with hot pink double-flowered blooms and yellow centers. This shrub has dark green and glossy foliage, which turns yellow in the later fall months and exhibits bright red rose hips.

The Morden Centennial Rose is a popular variety due to its high disease resistance and brilliant color.

SILVER BUFFALO BERRY QUICK FACTS

MORDEN CENTENNIAL ROSE QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $5.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 2b
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
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Hybrid: yes
Berries: deep red, edible
Flowers: white
Flowers: fushia pink
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: high
Suckering: 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