Prunus virginiana

Chokecherry

Garden(s):

Trees Shrubs

Type:

Native ShrubNative Tree

Height:

4-8 m (13-26 ft)

Spread:

4-6 m (13-20 ft)

Light:

Full sun, Part shade

Water:

Low, Moderate

Zone:

2

Bloom Time:

May

Bloom Colour:

White

Foliage Colour:

Green

Soil:

Well-Drained, Adaptable, Rocky

Notes:

Good food source for birds, red or purple-black berries ready in late August which can be cooked into jellies. Seeds should not be eaten and fresh berries are astringent. Susceptible to Black Knot fungal disease. This shrub tends to sucker.

“The many great gardens of the world… all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.” –Thomas Moore (1478-1535)
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