Name

Common Chokecherry

Scientific Name

Prunus virginiana

Wildlife Value

Good

Average height

20'

Origin

Native

Shade Tolerance

Moderate

Drought Tolerance

Good

Growth Rate

Slow

Fruit

Bitter Berries

Special Characteristics

White Flowers

Seedling Size 8"-16"

 

 

General Description

This small suckering hardy tree or large shrub is native throughout Minnesota.  The leaves and fruit stones are poisonous containing hydrocyanic acid.

 

Pests

Common diseases include X-disease, black knot, stem decay, shothole and Valsa canker. Common insect pest is prairie tent caterpillar. Deer commonly browse choke-cherry. Extract of various Prunus species are toxic to various insect pests.

 

Uses

Fruits ripen in late summer to a bright red to a redish purple andare commonly used for jellies and jams, but highly delectable source of food for birds. 

 

Common Chokecherry (bundle of 25)

$45.00Price

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