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Western Chokecherry vs Creeping Juniper

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Juniperus horizontalis

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Western Chokecherry
Creeping Juniper

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 and jellies (or wine), but are not very palatable for raw eating.

Creeping Juniper is a low maintenance, spreading, ground cover shrub capable of growing in some of the worst soil and rocky conditions.

You will love this shrubs' pleasant fragrance and year-round color. A beautiful accent or foundation plant, Creeping Juniper has scaly foliage and is commonly used by landscapers to add texture under trees or flower beds. Consider planting Creeping Juniper in areas where grass is difficult to mow or maintain.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

CREEPING JUNIPER QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 0.3 m (1.0 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Fall colour: green
Berries: edible small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high



Toxicity: toxic to animals with segmented stomachs (horses, cattle, deer moose, etc.)


Other Names: bitter-berry, chokecherry, common chokecherry, virginia bird berry
Other Names: prostrate juniper


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes