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Canadian Buffaloberry vs Northern Red Currant

Shepherdia canadensis

Ribes triste

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Canadian Buffaloberry
Northern Red Currant

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.

The Northern Red Currant is also known as the Swamp Red currant due to its preference for moist soil. As long as the soil is wet, this shrub can live in any degree of sunlight.

The currant itself is a bright red-purple berry enjoyed by many animals and some people for its sour flavour, similar to garden red currants. The flowers of this shrub are tiny and red or greenish-purple.

CANADIAN BUFFALOBERRY QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 0.8 m (2.5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Berries: red bitter berries (edible)
Berries: shiny, sour, bright red
Flowers: tiny, red
Flowers: reddish or greenish purple
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
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
Other Names: swamp red currant