Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)
Copyright: Fred Miller
(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.
Where to Buy Chokecherry Plants:
Chokecherry is a Host Plant for:Lorquin Admiral, Two-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. to 30 ft.
Average Spread: 20 ft. to 25 ft.
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 2 to 9
Note: Susceptible to black knot and suckers