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Common Chokecherry

Prunus virginiana

Common Chokecherry is a large, shade-tolerant shrub that naturalizes to form upright groves. Attractive white spring flower clusters followed by red fruits that ripen to purple. A great choice for conservation and erosion control plantings.

Vigorous growth creates thickets
Unusual shade tolerance
Good for erosion control and streambank stabilization

More About Prunus virginiana:

'Schubert' is another cultivar to consider.

Gardening Suggestions for Common Chokecherry:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Butterflies
Midwest Native
Songbirds
Average
Height:
25-30 Feet
Spread:
15-20 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
2 - 6

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Characteristics & Attributes for Prunus virginiana ''

Attracts Wildlife

Butterflies
Songbirds
Upland Birds and Game

Soil Moisture Preference

Average

Exposure

Partial Shade

Season of Interest (Flowering)

Spring

Habit

Deciduous

Attributes

Mass Planting
Midwest Native
Naturalizing