Scientific Name: Prunus virginiana
Common Name: chokecherry
Family Name: Rosaceae
Origin: North America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous, Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 3 - 5m x 4 - 5m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical, Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract birds, Attract butterflies, Mixed shrub border, Wildlife food, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Elliptic, Obovate, Ovate, Serrulate
Flowers: Raceme, White, Apr-May
Fruit: Drupe, Red, Dark-red, Black, Jul-Aug
Key ID Features:
Leaves alternate, ovate, 2-8(-12)cm long, margins coarsely serrate (very rarely lobed); florets creamy-white, 1-1.5cm wide, in racemes up to 75cm long in late spring; fruit berry-like drupes, bright red turning purple-black when fully ripe, 6-8mm wide. Winter ID: small tree with smooth, reddish-brown bark; buds appressed, conical up 1cm long; leaf scars mostly triangular with 3 bundle scars..