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Western Sand Cherry vs Canadian Buffalo Berry

Prunus pumila var besseyi

Shepherdia canadensis

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Western Sand Cherry
Canadian Buffalo Berry

Western Sand Cherry is known for its unique, leathery grey-green foliage and beautiful white blossoms. It is a popular ornamental shrub in parks and front yards. Both you and the wildlife will love its edible small dark red to purple cherries.

Due to its small stature and spreading qualities, Western Sandcherry is suitable as an underplanting or groundcover.

Many people graft plum and cherry varieties to Western Sand Cherry and use it as rootstock. It is also popular to graft hardy apricots to.

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.

WESTERN SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

CANADIAN BUFFALO BERRY QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $2.49 - SAVE UP TO 58%
Lowest Price: $2.29 - SAVE UP TO 37%
Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Berries: small purple cherries
Berries: red bitter berries (edible)
Flowers: small clusters of white blossoms
Flowers: tiny red flower clusters in spring
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
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