Overview:Categories: Fruit, Proven Performer, Short or Dense Barrier
This variety of chokecherry provides fruit that is valued by both wildlife and jelly makers, is tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions, with fair drought and good cold hardiness.
White blossoms provide spring color and are aromatic, while dark red foliage at maturity is an attractive addition to multi-row windbreaks, where supplemental moisture is available.
Due to its’ suckering habit, it can be used as a single row planting where a short or dense barrier is needed and can reach heights up to 25 ft. Thicket forming growth provides cover for song bird nesting, loafing and roosting, as well fruit and foliage providing food value for songbirds, rodents, small animals, whitetail and mule deer.
Black knot can be a possible disease issue and it is not recommended to include in plantings that contain other stone fruits. Dried leaves in the fall can be poisonous to horses. Good for up to 9000 ft. elevation.
Features:Scientfic Name: Prunus virginiana Schubert
Growth Habit: Open
Growth Rate: Rapid
Max. Height (ft): 30
Max Width/Spread (ft): 30
Life Span: Moderate
Cold Hardiness: Good
Drought Resistance: Fair
Elevation Range: 9000
Wildlife Value: Good
Wildlife Notes: Fruit for wildlife
Seasonal Color: dark red foliage when leaves mature
Possible Insect Issues:
Possible Disease Issues: black knot
Miscellany: Fruit good for sauces, jellies and preserves
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