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Yellow Twig Dogwood vs Western Chokecherry

Cornus sericea flaviramea

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

Yellow Twig Dogwood
Western Chokecherry

Yellow Twig Dogwood is a small deciduous shrub with attractive, bright yellow bark.

It features delicate white, star-shaped flowers and white fruit. It is often used as a screen, and its wide-spreading roots help stabilize areas experiencing soil erosion.

Yellow Twig Dogwood complements Red Osier Dogwood, and it is a great filler to add winter color to shrub and flower gardens.

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, jellies or wine, but are not very palatable for raw eating.

YELLOW TWIG DOGWOOD QUICK FACTS

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $5.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Berries: edible, astringent, red-purple
Bark: golden yellow in fall/winter
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: low
Suckering: low

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)


Toxicity: toxic to horses, cattle, etc.)

Other Names: bitter-berry, chokecherry, common chokecherry, virginia bird berry