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River Alder vs Canadian Buffaloberry

Alnus incana

Shepherdia canadensis

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River Alder
Canadian Buffaloberry

River Alder is a large shrub or small tree with a multi-stemmed, spreading habit. It is an excellent tree to plant if you want to stabilize the soil near rivers and creeks.

Unlike the other alder varieties, River Alder is attractive enough to be included in riverside plantings by municipal and provincial park organizations.

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.

RIVER ALDER QUICK FACTS

CANADIAN BUFFALOBERRY QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $5.29 - SAVE UP TO 25%
Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Berries: red bitter berries (edible)
Flowers: tiny, red
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: none





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