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.
Western Chokecherry is a small, round-headed tree or shrub that is excellent for small city lots. This chokecherry produces clusters of white flowers in the spring followed by edible berries in late summer. The small juicy berries commonly attract many types of birds and makes excellent wines and jelly.
Stock Type: 412A Plug (125ml) Age: 1 year (1+0) Size: 15-35 cm (6-14")
WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS
Zone: 2a Height: 7 m (23 ft) Spread: 5 m (16 ft) Moisture: dry, normal Light: full sun Fall colour: reddish-purple Berries: edible small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine Growth rate: fast Life span: short Maintenance: low Suckering: low Pollution tolerance: medium
Toxicity: toxic to animals with segmented stomachs (horses, cattle, deer moose, etc.)
Other names: bitter-berry, chokecherry, common chokecherry, virginia bird berry