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Western Chokecherry

Western Chokecherry

Western Chokecherry

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

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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
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

Ships to Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no

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