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Western Chokecherry vs Pygmy Caragana

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Caragana pygmaea

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

Western Chokecherry
Pygmy Caragana

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.

Pygmy Caragana is a shrub that is related to Common Caragana and has a compact size that is suitable for yards with limited space. Its size is perfect for landscaping and decorative hedges, and requires little maintenance. This nitrogen fixer has fine-textured foliage and small yellow flowers. Much like Common Caragana, it is hardy and drought tolerant.

Popular as a low maintenance commercial landscaping shrub and for hedging. This species does have tiny spines that might poke you a bit. It has a nice appealing texture when mature.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not currently scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

PYGMY CARAGANA QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $7.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 2b
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Berries: edible, astringent, red-purple
Flowers: prolific tiny yellow pea-like flowers
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: none



Toxicity: toxic to horses, cattle, etc.)


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