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Western Chokecherry vs Pink Candles Nanking Cherry

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Prunus tomentosa Pink Candles

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Western Chokecherry
Pink Candles Nanking Cherry

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 Pink Candles Nanking Cherry is a small deciduous cultivar of the Nanking Cherry with attractive pink flowers that then form edible fruit. The flowers emerge close to the branches resembling a pink candle, giving this cultivar its name. The berries are scarlet in colour with a sweet and slightly tart flavor. It fruits mid to late July, and the fruit size and flavor can vary greatly.

The Pink Candles Nanking Cherry is a good choice for use in hedges. It is closely related to plum trees so it can pollinate certain plum species.
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WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

PINK CANDLES NANKING CHERRY QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $5.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Berries: edible, astringent, red-purple
Berries: small
Flavor: sweet, tart
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: low
Suckering: low



Toxicity: toxic to horses, cattle, etc.)


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