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Western Chokecherry vs Manchurian Apricot

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Prunus armeniaca var. mandshurica

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Western Chokecherry
Manchurian Apricot

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, jellies or wine, but are not very palatable for raw eating.

Manchurian Apricot is a winter-hardy relative of the native plum. This tree can stand some drought, but will not handle standing water or saturated moist soils. It can be used in shelterbelts, hedges, or as an ornamental. Manchurian Apricot will also attract songbirds, rabbits, and other rodents if left uncontrolled.

This tree will produce fruit once it reaches maturity at between two and five years old. Other famous cultivars of Manchurian Apricot include Scout Apricot, Moongold, and many more.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

MANCHURIAN APRICOT QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $9.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 5 m (18 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Fall colour: orange to yellow
Berries: edible, astringent, red-purple
Fruit size: 40g
Firmness: firm
Flowers: white to light pink
Bark: red to cinnamon brown
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium



Toxicity: toxic to horses, cattle, etc.)


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