Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana) [PREW-nus ver-jin-ee-AY-nah]

Family Rosaceae
Why Like Native small tree has pretty bunches of white flowers in May, as well as sour, bitter fruit -- thus the "choke." The leaves are toxic to deer especially after first frost, but are food for Lepidoptera caterpillars. Some Western US wines are make from chokecherry fruit!

Named Cultivars Prunus virginiana 'Canada Red', Prunus virginiana 'Schubert', Prunus virginiana 'Shubert Select'
Plant Data
I am a... Deciduous Perennial Tree
Mature Size 20 - 30 feet tall. 15 - 20 feet wide.
Sun Exposure Partial Shade - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance - Medium:
Zones 2a - 7b
Bloom Period April to May
Flower Color White
Animals That Use It


Data Sheets
   In the Landscape Focused on the Plant Leaves Flowers Fruit Fall Leaf Winter Form

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