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Canadian Buffaloberry vs Wild Privet

Shepherdia canadensis

Ligustrum vulgare

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Canadian Buffaloberry
Wild Privet

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.

Wild Privet is a fast growing ornamental shrub that is well suited for forming hedges and privacy screens. It will retain its leaves in warmer climates but drops them in colder areas. They have small white flowers, though the smell is often considered unpleasant. While the berries are inedible, they are a good food source for many bird species.

It is recommended to prune Wild Privet immediately after flowering, as it can readily self seed. It is deer and rabbit tolerant. It can grow in dry areas, on slopes, and withstand the wind making it well suited for many growing conditions.

CANADIAN BUFFALOBERRY QUICK FACTS

WILD PRIVET QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 5a
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: red bitter berries (edible)
Berries: black
Flowers: tiny, red
Flowers: white
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium




Toxicity: If ingested, all parts of this plant will cause severe discomfort. Toxic to dogs, cats, and horses

Other Names: canada buffalo berry, canada buffaloberry, canadian buffaloberry, foam berry, foamberry, russet buffaloberry, soap berry, soapberry, soopolallie
Other Names: common privet, european privet