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Bearberry vs Western Chokecherry

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

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Bearberry
Western Chokecherry

Bearberry is a dwarf shrub known for its creamy pink flowers and red edible fruits.

It is great as a filler in gardens and flowerbeds in place of invasive ground cover plants, like English Ivy.

Bearberry will attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bees to your property.

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.

BEARBERRY QUICK FACTS

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1b
Zone: 2a
Height: 0.1 m (0.3 ft)
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Berries: many small red berry-like drupes
Berries: edible small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine
Flowers: small, purple-white
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium




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

Other Names: kinnikinnick, mealberry, sandberry
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