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Red Elderberry vs Western Chokecherry

Sambucus racemosa

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

Red Elderberry
Western Chokecherry

Red Elderberry is an attractive, medium-sized deciduous shrub.

It produces clusters of white flowers in the spring and bright red berry-like drupes, which provide beautiful contrast against its coarse, textured green foliage.

Red Elder can be pruned as a small single or multi-stemmed tree.

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.

RED ELDERBERRY QUICK FACTS

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Berries: bright red berry like drupes
Berries: edible small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine
Flowers: white panicle flowers
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: toxic to humans

Toxicity: toxic to animals with segmented stomachs (horses, cattle, deer moose, etc.)

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


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no