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Western Chokecherry vs Eastern Red Cedar

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Juniperus virginiana

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(new stock expected: fall of 2020)

Western Chokecherry
Eastern Red Cedar

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.

Eastern Red Cedar is native to eastern Canada and is actually a variety of juniper, not cedar. Its pyramidal crown, low hanging branches, and dense, compact foliage makes it an ideal windbreak or shelterbelt tree.

Eastern Red Cedar will attract wildlife to your yard and provide food and shelter for multiple varieties of birds. If you are on the east coast looking to create a windbreak, consider Eastern Red Cedar.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

EASTERN RED CEDAR QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 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
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: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: none
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: yes