Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)

Chokecherry is a small deciduous tree or large shrub with clusters of cup-shaped, 5-lobed, fragrant, white flowers that bloom in mid-spring.  Globular, pea-sized edible berries ripen to dark purple/black in August that attract birds and wildlife. Can be used for shelter belts, windbreaks, wildlife habitats, and for erosion control. Full sun to part shade.

NATIVE RANGE

Prunus virginiana

Map courtesy of USDA-NRCS Plants Database.

Additional information

Scientific Name

Prunus virginiana

Height

20-30'

Spread

15-20'

Foilage

Dark green

Native To

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