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Green Alder vs Canadian Buffalo Berry

Alnus crispa

Shepherdia canadensis

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Green Alder
Canadian Buffalo Berry

Green Alder is a cold hardy, native shrub. It is often planted on infertile sites so it can fix nitrogen from the air and improve the soil quality.

Green Alder is known for its smooth grey bark and attractive shiny green leaves; it is commonly used in reclamation.

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.

GREEN ALDER QUICK FACTS

CANADIAN BUFFALO BERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Berries: red bitter berries (edible)
Flowers: tiny red flower clusters in spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: 50 years
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: mountain alder, sitka alder
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