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Red Currant vs Canadian Buffalo Berry

Ribes rubrum

Shepherdia canadensis

COMING SOON

(new stock expected: later this season)

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

Red Currant
Canadian Buffalo Berry

Red Currant is a deciduous shrub native to western Europe. It features five-lobed, maple-like leaves, and bright red berries that can be used in jams, sauces, and fresh eating.

Although this shrub is self-fertile, it will be more productive if another pollinator is present. For year over year high yields, ensure you fertilize (bone meal), prune, and mulch your Red Currant shrub.

Canadian Buffalo Berry is a native deciduous shrub found throughout North America. This hardy, medium-sized shrub will tolerate poor soil conditions and produces attractive, edible–though very bitter–red fruit.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not currently scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

CANADIAN BUFFALO BERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 1a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: red bitter berries (edible)
Flowers: tiny red flower clusters in spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: canada buffalo berry, canada buffaloberry, canadian buffaloberry, foam berry, foamberry, russet buffaloberry, soap berry, soapberry, soopolallie


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