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Snowberry vs Western Chokecherry

Symphoricarpos albus

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

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Snowberry
Western Chokecherry

Snowberry is a small deciduous shrub with characteristic white to pink flowers and clusters of white fruit.

This North American native species is very adaptable, and can be used for erosion control in riparian and restoration areas. Snowberry's fruit attracts wildlife, and livestock can consume the berries without issue.

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.

SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Berries: white waxy berry-like drupes
Berries: edible small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine
Flowers: pink to white flowers in spring
Bark: red-brown shredded bark
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: 30 years +
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: berries toxic to humans

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

Other Names: common snowberry
Other Names: bitter-berry, chokecherry, common chokecherry, virginia bird berry


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