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Canadian Buffaloberry vs Alpine Currant

Shepherdia canadensis

Ribes alpinum

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Canadian Buffaloberry
Alpine 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.

Alpine Currant is a great shrub to plant along sidewalks, near building or at your property boundary as a hedge or accent species. It is widely used by commercial landscapers in parking lots and near buildings because of its hardiness, attractiveness, and pollution tolerance.

While Alpine Currant produces edible berries, they are not palatable.

CANADIAN BUFFALOBERRY QUICK FACTS

ALPINE CURRANT QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $5.69 - SAVE UP TO 19%
Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Berries: red bitter berries (edible)
Berries: small, bright red
Flowers: tiny, red
Flowers: greenish yellow and fragrant
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: low





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