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Western Chokecherry vs Water Sedge

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Carex aquatilis

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Western Chokecherry
Water Sedge

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.

Water Sedge is a waterside grass which grows an extensive horizontal root system. This prevents erosion and allows it to grow back after being eaten.

Water sedge is grazed by many animals including cattle, sheep, horses and waterfowl. Animals choose Water Sedge for forage later in the year as it stays green longer than other plants, requiring you to buy feed for less of the year.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

WATER SEDGE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Berries: edible small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine
Flowers: plant stalks topped with green and brown tesselated florets in may-september depending on lattitude
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
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: leafy tussock sedge


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