Prunus virginiana Chokecherry

  • Prunus virginiana,  Chokecherry
  • Prunus virginiana,  Chokecherry
  • Prunus virginiana,  Chokecherry
  • Plant type
    • Deciduous TreeDeciduous Shrub
  • Native or non-native
    • Native
  • Sun & shade levels
    • Full Sun
    • Part Shade
  • Soil conditions
    • Dry
    • Moist & Well-Drained
  • Upland/wetland ratings
    • FACU-Usually found in upland
  • Yearly Height, Width
    • 2 ft., 1 ft.
  • Ten Year Height, Width
    • 15 ft., 8 ft.
  • Matured Height, Width
    • 35 ft., 20 ft.
 

Chokecherry berries make great jam and jellies.

Small native tree or large shrub growing to 25-35 ft. high and 12-20 ft. wide. An excellent wildlife plant. White spring flowers yield edible, reddish-black fruit by late summer. Fruit makes tart jelly when sweetened or is good wildlife food. Likes forest edges or clearings.

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