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Western Chokecherry vs Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla)

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Dasiphora fruticosa syn. Potentilla fruticosa

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Western Chokecherry
Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla)

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.

Shrubby Cinquefoil is a small, deciduous flowering shrub. This hardy species is densely covered with leaves and produces pale to bright yellow buttercup-shaped flowers terminally on the stems.

Flowering typically occurs from early to late summer. Shrubby Cinquefoil is a popular ornamental shrub choice and is capable of growing on a variety of sites.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

SHRUBBY CINQUEFOIL (POTENTILLA) QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $5.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Berries: edible, astringent, red-purple
Flowers: bright yellow cup-shaped
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium



Toxicity: toxic to horses, cattle, etc.)


Other Names: bitter-berry, chokecherry, common chokecherry, virginia bird berry
Other Names: tundra rose