Chokecherry

Prunus virginiana

Family :
Rosaceae
Origin :
Indigenous
Hardiness Zone :
2a
Light requirement :
Sun
Height at maturity :
6 m
Spread at maturity :
6 m
Crown shape :
Vase and irregular
Spacing requirement from power lines :
None
Growth rate :
Average
Tolerance to pollution :
Susceptible to black knot and verticilian wilt
Common problems (disease, fungus, insects) :
High
SPECIAL COMMENTS :
Hardy and native to Quebec; Support urban conditions; Found in south-central Quebec along land boundaries.

LEAVES

Oval, serrated and acuminate;
8 to 10 cm in length;
Dark green below glaucous to greyish, then yellow in fall.

FLOWERS

Long white racemes, slightly fragrant and hanging;
10 to 15 cm in length.

FRUITS

Edible red-purple drupes, but not very tasty;
Appreciated by birds;
Fruits used for jellies and drinks.

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