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Western Chokecherry vs Slough Grass

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Beckmannia syzigachne

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Western Chokecherry
Slough Grass

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.

Slough Grass is a hardy grass that will happily grow in any wet soil. It is usually found near water and is common haymaking material or forage.

Slough Grass is also useful for erosion control and land reclamation.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

SLOUGH GRASS 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: stalks topped with dense yellowish green florets
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
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: sloughgrass, western slough grass


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