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Western Chokecherry vs Northern Bush Honeysuckle

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Diervilla lonicera

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Western Chokecherry
Northern Bush Honeysuckle

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.

The Northern Bush Honeysuckle is a small, dense, deciduous shrub. The trumpet-like yellow flowers bloom late spring to early summer. Dark green leaves turn yellow then red in the fall. The flower nectar has a sweet honey taste that can be sucked out of the flower.

Because of its aggressive suckering habit, the Northern Bush Honeysuckle makes a great hedge, shrub border, or thicket in a woodland garden.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN BUSH HONEYSUCKLE QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $7.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: shade, partial shade
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Berries: edible, astringent, red-purple
Flowers: yellow to red
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: low
Suckering: high



Toxicity: toxic to horses, cattle, etc.)


Other Names: bitter-berry, chokecherry, common chokecherry, virginia bird berry
Other Names: low bush honeysuckle