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Western Chokecherry vs Boughens Golden Chokecherry

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Prunus virginiana Boughens Golden

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Western Chokecherry
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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.

Boughen's Golden Chokecherry typically grows into a shrub form with yellow fruit and beautiful green foliage. This type of chokecherry is particularly sweet because it is non-astringent, meaning that it does not produce tannins. Tannins are what create the puckering, or sour taste when eating something unripe.

The Boughen's Golden Chokecherry is high yielding and the berries are excellent for sauces, jellies, preserves and wine making.

NOTE: These seedlings were grown from seed, not all will be true to type but some will be.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

BOUGHENS GOLDEN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $5.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 2b
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Berries: edible, astringent, red-purple
Berries: yellow
Flavor: sweet
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
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