Prunus virginiana var. demissa
Common Snowberry is a small deciduous shrub with characteristic white to pink flowers and clusters of white fruit.
Western Chokecherry is a shrub or small tree commonly used for farmstead and field windbreaks.
COMMON SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS
WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Berries: white waxy berry-like drupes
Berries: edible small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine
Flowers: pink to white flowers in spring
Bark: red-brown shredded bark
Toxicity: berries toxic to humans
Toxicity: toxic to animals with segmented stomachs (horses, cattle, deer moose, etc.)
Other Names: common snowberry
Other Names: bitter-berry, chokecherry, common chokecherry, virginia bird berry
Tags: All Items, Flowering, Native Alberta Plants, Native North America Plants, Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, SPECIALS, Waterside and Riparian Zone Plants, Wildlife Attracting