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.
The 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 America.