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Highbush Cranberry vs Western Chokecherry

Viburnum trilobum

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Highbush Cranberry
Western Chokecherry

Highbush Cranberry produces attractive white flowers in late June and bears edible fruit that matures to a bright red colour in the late summer.

This shrub, native to much of Canada, is fast growing, and its fruit can be eaten raw or cooked into a sauce to serve with various proteins. Consider buying one for your next home landscaping project.

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.

HIGHBUSH CRANBERRY QUICK FACTS

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Spread: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: red
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Berries: edible red berries
Berries: edible small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine
Flowers: white clusters
Bark: gray and rough with a scaly texture
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium

In row spacing: 0.6 m (2.0 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)


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