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Western Chokecherry vs Staghorn Sumac

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Rhus typhina

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Western Chokecherry
Staghorn Sumac

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.

Staghorn Sumac is a popular ornamental shrub with red velvet like antlers that produce seeds that provide nice winter interest for landscapers and gardeners.

This low-maintenance plant is a great addition to any garden it is also used in shelterbelts.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

STAGHORN SUMAC QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $5.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Berries: edible, astringent, red-purple
Flowers: small, green-yellow
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: low
Suckering: low



Toxicity: toxic to horses, cattle, etc.)


Other Names: bitter-berry, chokecherry, common chokecherry, virginia bird berry
Other Names: stags horn sumach, velvet sumac