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Beaked Hazelnut vs Western Chokecherry

Corylus cornuta

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Beaked Hazelnut
Western Chokecherry

Beaked Hazelnut is a multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub native to North America.

It features smooth, grey bark and edible nuts. Beaked Hazelnut prefers a rich sandy-clay loam but will grow on poorer sites, and can be used as an understory shrub.

Western Chokecherry is a shrub or small tree commonly used for farmstead and field windbreaks.

It produces white flowers in the spring and edible dark purple fruit that matures between September and October. Its cherries are great for making for making jams and jellies (or wine), but are not very palatable for raw eating.

BEAKED HAZELNUT QUICK FACTS

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: yellow
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Berries: edible small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine
Nuts: edible nuts that are attractive to wildlife
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: Not toxic, but tiny filaments from the husk can irritate skin that it contacts

Toxicity: toxic to animals with segmented stomachs (horses, cattle, deer moose, etc.)



Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no