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Western Chokecherry vs Buttonbush

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Cephalanthus occidentalis

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Western Chokecherry
Buttonbush

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.

Buttonbush is a moisture loving shrub that provides year round interest.

It has round, fragrant flowers resembling small buttons or pincushions. The flowers transform into small reddish-brown fruit that persists into winter while the leaves take on shades of red in fall.

Providing essential food to bees, butterflies, and other insects, this shrub is versatile. Try it in your next shrub border.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

BUTTONBUSH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Berries: edible small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: toxic to animals with segmented stomachs (horses, cattle, deer moose, etc.)


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


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