Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)

(aka Eastern Chokecherry, Western Chokecherry)
The Schubert Chokeberry is a useful accent tree covered with creamy white blossoms and bright green leaves in early spring, later changing to its notable red to reddish purple foliage.

Wildlife is attracted to twigs, foliage and the dense cluster of berries as are humans for making jellies and wines. The best crop of berries is from trees planted in full sun.

Mature height of this dense upright oval tree can reach 15 to 25 feet with a 10 to 20 foot crown. Its trunk has a grayish bark and a four to eight inch diameter.

The Chokecherry tolerates poor dry soil and is a very hardy tree grown throughout North American.

Attracts: Lorquin AdmiralTwo-tailed Swallowtail,  and more

Color(s): white flowers, dark red fruit

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained, tolerates poor soil

Average Height: 20 ft. - 30 ft.

Average Spread: 20 ft. - 25 ft.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 2 - 9

Note: Susceptible to black knot and suckers

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Fred Miller

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