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Western Chokecherry vs Romeo Cherry

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Prunus x kerrasis Romeo

Western Chokecherry
Romeo 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.

Romeo Cherry is a hardy deciduous hybrid shrub variety of Sour Cherry released in the Romance Series of dwarf sour cherries from the University of Saskatchewan in 2004. It features dark red/black, flavourful fruit most suitable for fresh eating, processing, and juice production. Romeo Cherry is also suitable as an accent or landscape tree.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

ROMEO CHERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
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: normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Fall colour: orange
Berries: edible, astringent, red-purple
Berries: medium sized dark red/black cherries best for making juice or fresh eating
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