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Canadian Buffalo Berry vs Northern Red Currant

Shepherdia canadensis

Ribes triste

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Canadian Buffalo Berry
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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 BUFFALO BERRY QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

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: small shiny, sour, bright red berries
Flowers: tiny red flower clusters in spring
Flowers: drooping clusters of redish or greenish purple in may-june
Bark: new green twigs become smooth and reddish brown, bark begins to peel over time
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium





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


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes