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Canadian Buffaloberry vs Illini Hardy Blackberry

Shepherdia canadensis

Rubus fruticosus Illini Hardy

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Canadian Buffaloberry
Illini Hardy Blackberry

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 Illini Hardy Blackberry was developed in Illinois for northern growers, and produces a large, juicy blackberry with medium-sweet flavor. The berries are ready for harvest in midsummer, and go great in preserves.

The Illini Hardy Blackberry, or the Illinois Blackberry, are floricanes, primarily fruiting on second year canes. Each spring cut back all two-year old canes, leaving only the last year’s growth. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn’t require a second plant nearby to set fruit.

CANADIAN BUFFALOBERRY QUICK FACTS

ILLINI HARDY BLACKBERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Height: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: red bitter berries (edible)
Berries: black
Flavor: medium
Harvest: July
Flowers: tiny, red
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: high





Other Names: canada buffalo berry, canada buffaloberry, canadian buffaloberry, foam berry, foamberry, russet buffaloberry, soap berry, soapberry, soopolallie
Other Names: illinois blackberry