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Western Chokecherry vs Silver Leaf Willow

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Salix alba sericea

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Western Chokecherry
Silver Leaf Willow

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.

Native to North America, Silver Leaf Willow has orangish bark and long, silvery grey leaves. Bees and other insects are attracted to its flowers.

Popular as an ornamental tree for parks, it is also used as a shelterbelt species. It may not be as cold hardy as some of the other willow varieties, however.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

SILVER LEAF WILLOW QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $3.49 - SAVE UP TO 19%
Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Berries: edible small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine
Bark: yellow-brown
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: high
Suckering: low
Suckering: high
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: white willow


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