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White Oak vs Western Chokecherry

Quercus alba

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

White Oak
Western Chokecherry

White Oak is large, long-lived tree with an irregular trunk divided into spreading, often horizontal, stout branches. A highly adaptable tree, White Oak features beautiful green leaves that turn red-purple in the fall and green acorns.

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.

WHITE OAK QUICK FACTS

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 4a
Zone: 2a
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: dark red
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Berries: edible small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine
Bark: light to dark gray to white, fissures and scaly
Nuts: nuts within acorns; attractive for wildlife
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium




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