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Western Chokecherry vs Canada Plum & American Plum

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Prunus nigra and americana

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Western Chokecherry
Canada Plum & American Plum

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.

Canada and American Plum are almost identical in appearance and growth needs. These plants are short and stout fruit trees native to North America.

This hardy ornamental is excellent for both city dwellings as well as rural areas. During the spring, the white and pink blossoms are long lasting. The tasty fruit is suitable for fresh eating, baking, and preserves.

Both are commonly used as rootstock and as pollinators for other plum varieties. These trees are not widely distributed and pure seed can be hard to come by.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

CANADA PLUM & AMERICAN PLUM QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2b
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Fall colour: attractive yellow, gold
Berries: edible small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine
Flowers: white
Bark: grey and scaly with age
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: medium
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: american plum, black plum, canada plum, horse plum, wild plum


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