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Western Sand Cherry vs Boughens Golden Chokecherry

Prunus pumila var besseyi

Prunus virginiana Boughens Golden

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Western Sand Cherry
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Western Sand Cherry is known for its unique, leathery grey-green foliage and beautiful white blossoms. It is a popular ornamental shrub in parks and front yards. Both you and the wildlife will love its edible small dark red to purple cherries.

Due to its small stature and spreading qualities, Western Sandcherry is suitable as an underplanting or groundcover.

Many people graft plum and cherry varieties to Western Sand Cherry and use it as rootstock. It is also popular to graft hardy apricots to.

Boughen's Golden Chokecherry typically grows into a shrub form with yellow fruit and beautiful green foliage. This type of chokecherry is particularly sweet because it is non-astringent, meaning that it does not produce tannins. Tannins are what create the puckering, or sour taste when eating something unripe.

The Boughen's Golden Chokecherry is high yielding and the berries are excellent for sauces, jellies, preserves and wine making.

NOTE: These seedlings were grown from seed, not all will be true to type but some will be.

WESTERN SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

BOUGHENS GOLDEN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2b
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: any
Light: any
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Berries: small purple cherries
Berries: yellow
Flavor: sweet
Flowers: white
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium