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Amur Cherry vs Western Chokecherry

Prunus maackii

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

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Amur Cherry
Western Chokecherry

Amur Cherry is a beautiful, fast-growing ornamental tree. It features attractive bronze/red bark that peels horizontally in strips.

This hardy tree bears white flowers in the spring, black fruit held in clusters in the late summer, and pointy leaves that turn yellow in the fall.

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.

AMUR CHERRY QUICK FACTS

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: lemon yellow
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Berries: black fruit in clusters in the late summer
Berries: edible small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine
Flowers: white, in spring
Bark: bronze/red peeling in strips
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: 30 years
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium



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

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

Other Names: amur chokecherry
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