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Western Chokecherry vs Lowbush Cranberry

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Viburnum edule

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(we don't know if or when this product will be restocked)

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Western Chokecherry
Lowbush Cranberry

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.

Lowbush Cranberry is a short, deciduous shrub native to North America. Its white flowers bear sour but edible fruit that ripens to a brilliant red in fall. Lowbush Cranberry's small size makes it suitable for urban use; buyers will also find it useful if trying to reclaim land back to its original species or when landscaping with native species in damp conditions.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

LOWBUSH CRANBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Fall colour: red
Berries: edible small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine
Berries: edible red berries
Flowers: white clusters
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
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: high bush cranberry, highbush cranberry, mooseberry, moosomin, pembina, pimbina, squashberry


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