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Western Chokecherry vs Juliet Cherry

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Prunus x kerrasis Juliet

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Western Chokecherry
Juliet Cherry

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.

Juliet Cherry is a hardy deciduous shrub and hybrid variety of the University of Saskatchewan Sour Cherry released in the Romance Series of dwarf sour cherries in 2004. It blooms earlier than the other Romance varieties, and produces highly desirable, delicious dark red fruit for production with high yields. Juliet Cherry is ideal as a landscape or accent tree.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

JULIET CHERRY QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $5.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 2.0 m (7 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Fall colour: orange
Berries: edible, astringent, red-purple
Berries: dark red cherries
Flavor: semi-sweet
Harvest: early to mid August
Flowers: white
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: low



Toxicity: toxic to horses, cattle, etc.)


Other Names: bitter-berry, chokecherry, common chokecherry, virginia bird berry
Other Names: juliette cherry