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Scientific Name: Prunus virginiana
Pronunciation: PROO-nus vur-jin-ee-AY-nuh
Common Name: chokecherry
Family Name: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous, Shrub - deciduous
Key ID Features: Leaves alternate, ovate, 2-8(-12) cm long, with a coarsely serrated margin (very rarely lobed); florets creamy-white, 1-1.5 cm wide, in racemes up to 75 cm long in late spring; fruit berry-like drupes, bright red turning purple-black when fully ripe, 6-8 mm wide. Winter ID: small tree with smooth, reddish-brown bark and alternate buds.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical, Round
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:3 - 5m
Spread:4 - 5m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: North America
Hardiness Rating: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Water Use: Low, Moderate
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract birds, Attract butterflies, Mixed shrub border, Wildlife food, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google. Common purple leafed cultivar: P. 'Schubert'.
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Fall: Yellow, Orange
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Obovate, Ovate
Apices: Acute, Cuspidate
Bases: Rounded
Margins: Serrulate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Raceme
Flower Morphology:
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Colour (petals): Showy, White
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May

Fruit Type: Drupe
Fruit Colour: Black, Dark-red, Red
Fruiting Time: Jul, Aug

Bark Morphology: Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: Grey
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Propagation: Seed, Cuttings
Pest Susceptibility: Beetles or weevils, Blight or needle cast, Canker or sap rot, Caterpillar or cutworm, Galls, Mildew, Mites,
(BKW) Boulevard Kwantlen Way : cv. Schubert ?
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