Prunus virginiana var. demissa
Beaked Hazelnut is a multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub native to North America.
Western Chokecherry is a shrub or small tree commonly used for farmstead and field windbreaks.
BEAKED HAZELNUT QUICK FACTS
WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Berries: edible small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine
Nuts: edible nuts that are attractive to wildlife
Toxicity: Not toxic, but tiny filaments from the husk can irritate skin that it contacts
Toxicity: toxic to animals with segmented stomachs (horses, cattle, deer moose, etc.)
Other Names: beaked hazel
Other Names: bitter-berry, chokecherry, common chokecherry, virginia bird berry
Tags: All Items, Fall Colour, Native Alberta Plants, Native North America Plants, Nut Trees, Shrubs, Urban Yards, Wildlife Attracting