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

AMUR CHERRY QUICK FACTS

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $7.99
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
Berries: edible, astringent, red-purple
Flowers: white, in spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: low
Suckering: low



Toxicity: toxic to horses, cattle, etc.)

Toxicity: toxic to horses, cattle, etc.)

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