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Western Chokecherry vs Pennsylvania Cinquefoil

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Potentilla Pensylvanica

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Western Chokecherry
Pennsylvania Cinquefoil

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.

Pennsylvania Cinquefoil is well suited for naturalisation projects as it is a wildflower native to North America. It is widespread and can be found growing in rocky soils at higher elevations in the mountains and foothills, as well as the dry prairies. The Pennsylvania Cinquefoil is capable of growing in cold, harsh conditions. The bright yellow flowers are found at the top of long stalks in small dense clusters and are ideal for attracting pollinators.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

PENNSYLVANIA CINQUEFOIL QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $5.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 0.2 m (0.5 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 0.0 m (0.1 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Berries: edible, astringent, red-purple
Flowers: yellow
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium



Toxicity: toxic to horses, cattle, etc.)


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