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Western Chokecherry vs Black Hawthorn

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Crataegus douglasii

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Western Chokecherry
Black Hawthorn

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.

Black Hawthorn is a versatile plant that is native to wetlands and other areas with moist soils, but can also tolerate dry soils. This plant can be grown as a short shrub, or a tree reaching 30 feet tall.

Black Hawthorn is valued for erosion control and attracting pollinators. It also makes an attractive flowering ornamental that can be planted as a specimen or pruned as a hedge. It is commonly used in shelterbelts.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

BLACK HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $5.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Fall colour: yellow to red
Berries: edible, astringent, red-purple
Berries: purplish-black pomes
Flowers: white
Bark: brown to gray
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium



Toxicity: toxic to horses, cattle, etc.)


Other Names: bitter-berry, chokecherry, common chokecherry, virginia bird berry
Other Names: crataegus columbiana, douglas hawthorn, douglas' thornapple