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.
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