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Silver Buffalo Berry vs Cherry Go Round™ Reblooming Hydrangea

Shepherdia argentea

Hydrangea macrophylla Hokomaburlac

Silver Buffalo Berry
Cherry Go Round™ Reblooming Hydrangea

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.

Cherry Go Round Reblooming Hydrangea™ is a compact flowering shrub. The deep red flowers will bloom in late spring and last until fall. The mophead-like flowers add multi season interest to your landscape. The petite form is well suited for urban yards and tight spaces.

Flowers grow on old wood which requires only spent flowers and damaged wood to be removed. The Cherry Go Round Reblooming Hydrangea is part of the Bloomin’ Easy® collection.

On the prairies, some customers will plant the Cherry Go Round Reblooming Hydrangea in pots and over winter them in their garage. They need additional winter protection for the flower buds.

Note: Flower colour may be influenced by the soil pH. In more alkaline soils the flowers will emerge more pink whereas those in acidic soils will be a deep purplish red. They prefer slightly acidic soils with a pH of 5.7-6.5.

SILVER BUFFALO BERRY QUICK FACTS

CHERRY GO ROUND™ REBLOOMING HYDRANGEA QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 5a
Height: 5 m (18 ft)
Height: 0.8 m (2.5 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.8 m (2.5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade
Berries: deep red, edible
Flowers: white
Flowers: deep red
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: high
Suckering: none

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: cherry-go-round bigleaf hydrangea, cherry-go-round hydrangea