Choke Cherry (Prunus virginiana)

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This plant is restricted for shipment to CA, ID, WA, OR, or Canada.

Latin: Prunus virginiana

Zones: 2-7

Other common names: common chokecherry, cabinet cherry

Mature Height: 20 ft.

Soil / Climate: Tolerates many types of soils including sand.  Grows best in rich, well drained soils with sunny exposure.  Will tolerate shade.

Notes: Hardy and fast growing, these trees are useful for their attractive flowers and fruits.  Bark is gray-brown and smooth on mature trees, and reddish-brown and glossy on young trunks.  Leaves are ovate with fine sharp teeth.  Autumn colors are deep bronze to yellow.  Flowers are white and fragrant.  Fruit is small, round, purplish-black to red, tart, and often used in pies and jellies.

Wildlife: Fruit is eaten by the mallard, turkey, ruffed grouse, bobwhite, pheasant, many woodpeckers, and a wide variety of others.
Cold Stream Farm supplies  Choke Cherrytrees which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order.
Additional information on Prunus virginiana can be found on the link: USDA / NRCS PLANTS Database.

Additional information

Dimensions 1 × 1 in


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