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Western Chokecherry vs Washington Hawthorn

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Crataegus phaenopyrum

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Western Chokecherry
Washington Hawthorn

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.

Washington Hawthorn is an attractive ornamental shrub that is dense enough to plant as a privacy screen. It produces clusters of white blooms in late spring to early summer.

Washington Hawthorn's red berries last throughout winter, bringing squirrels and birds to your property. In the fall, its foliage turns beautiful orange, scarlet, or purple.

One of the most overlooked trees on the prairies. This tree is often used as rootstock, a wildlife attractor, or a boulevard hedge. Give this one a second look.

This species is also known as one of the more salt-tolerant species for those with saline soils.

Please note: this plant is poisonous to dogs.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

WASHINGTON HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $7.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Fall colour: orange, scarlet or purple
Berries: edible, astringent, red-purple
Berries: small, red
Flowers: white flowers in spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: none


In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)

Toxicity: toxic to horses, cattle, etc.)


Other Names: bitter-berry, chokecherry, common chokecherry, virginia bird berry
Other Names: washington thorn