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Western Chokecherry vs Canadian Buffaloberry

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Shepherdia canadensis

Western Chokecherry
Canadian Buffaloberry

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.

Canadian Buffalo Berry is a native deciduous shrub found throughout North America. This hardy, medium-sized shrub will tolerate poor soil conditions and produces attractive, edible–though very bitter–red fruit.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

CANADIAN BUFFALOBERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Berries: edible, astringent, red-purple
Berries: red bitter berries (edible)
Flowers: tiny, red
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: low
Suckering: none



Toxicity: toxic to horses, cattle, etc.)


Other Names: bitter-berry, chokecherry, common chokecherry, virginia bird berry
Other Names: canada buffalo berry, canada buffaloberry, canadian buffaloberry, foam berry, foamberry, russet buffaloberry, soap berry, soapberry, soopolallie