tree, shrub

Prunus virginiana | Chokecherry

Chokecherry grows as a large shrub or tree. Leaves are dense on branches and emerge as green in spring then change to colorful reds and yellows. The fragrant white flowers are followed by small, dark red, edible fruit. Accepts sandy to clay soils; prefers moist soils. Canopy coverage: 314 square feet.

Water Requirement: low

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to -40F

Growth Rate: moderate

Height: 30 feet high

Width: 20 feet wide


Foliage Color: green, purple, red

Flower Color: white

Flower Season: spring

Wildlife: birds