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Western Chokecherry vs American Bladdernut

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Staphylea trifolia

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Western Chokecherry
American Bladdernut

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.

American Bladdernut is a fast-growing, ornamental shrub native to eastern North America. It can be grown as a large shrub or trained as a small tree. The small, drooping, white flowers are bell-shaped and grow in clusters. They appear in mid to late spring, attracting various pollinators. Well suited as an understory plant as it prefers shady and partial sun location with moist soils.

The blossoms mature into papery seed capsules and have been described as miniature Japanese lanterns. They are commonly used in dried flower arrangements. The seeds found within the pods are edible, and have a taste similar to pistachios. They can be eaten raw, used in baking or made into a sweet cooking oil.

Care should be taken when planting American Bladdernut, as it can spread quickly. It is prone to suckering and will self-seed. Plant the right tree in the right place.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

AMERICAN BLADDERNUT QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $5.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: shade, partial shade
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Berries: edible, astringent, red-purple
Flowers: white
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: long
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium



Toxicity: toxic to horses, cattle, etc.)


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