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Western Chokecherry vs Black Locust

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Robinia pseudoacacia

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Western Chokecherry
Black Locust

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.

Black Locust is an attractive tree. Its distinctive leaves are made of about a dozen bright green leaflets. It also notable for its fragrant white flowers, which smell of citrus.

Black Locust can grow in many situations, but prefers dry areas with lots of sun. It is robust and is an excellent choice for establishing shade in dry, open areas.

Important note: Much of the Black Locust is toxic to humans and livestock, including seeds, bark, and leaves.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

BLACK LOCUST QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Berries: edible small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine
Flowers: Creamy white flowers in a pyramidal shape bloom in may-june
Bark: dark reddish brown to balck with furrows
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
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: false acacia, yellow locust


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