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Western Chokecherry vs Variegated Dogwood

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Cornus alba argenteo-marginata

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Western Chokecherry
Variegated Dogwood

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.

Variegated Dogwood, also known as Silver Leaf Dogwood, is a small shrub that is often used in the first row of a shelterbelt, as a hedge, or for soil stabilization projects. It has the same distinctive red bark and white flowers and berries as Red Osier Dogwood.

The key difference between the two is the leaves. Where Red Osier's leaves are green throughout, Variegated Dogwood has a white outline around each leaf. This gives Variegated Dogwood a distinctive look.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

VARIEGATED DOGWOOD QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Fall colour: variable, possibly red or gold
Berries: edible small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine
Berries: clusters of white berries in mid summer
Flowers: creamy white flowers form flat topped clusters in late spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium



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


Other Names: bitter-berry, chokecherry, common chokecherry, virginia bird berry
Other Names: tatarian dogwood


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