Overview:Categories: Deciduous, Fruit, Proven Performer, Short or Dense Barrier, Wildlife Value, Windbreak
Native to North America and common in Colorado, medium shrub with edible fruit; grows well on most soils; to 9,000′ elev. Important browse and food plant to wildlife, this native Chokecherry is winter hardy, drought resistant and will perform well in some shade.
Use in the outer rows of multi-row plantings when supplemental moisture is provided. Suitable for single row windbreaks when short, dense barrier is desired.
One of the most important plants for wildlife cover and food. Not recommended in plantings that contain other stone fruits. Dried fall leaves can be poisonous to horses.
Update 03/03/16: Our stock for this year is sold out. Try Canadian Red Chokecherry for substitute.
Features:Scientfic Name: Prunus virginia
Growth Habit: Spreading
Growth Rate: Rapid
Max. Height (ft): 30
Max Width/Spread (ft): 30
Life Span: Moderate
Cold Hardiness: Excellent
Drought Resistance: Good
Elevation Range: 9000
Soil Conditions: adapted to a variety of soils in Colorado
Wildlife Value: High
Wildlife Notes: Song and ground birds; small mammals and browse for deer
Seasonal Color: fall gold-orange
Possible Insect Issues: borers, pear-slug sawfly
Possible Disease Issues: black know, fireblight
Miscellany: Delicious edible fruit for jellies and pies; can be poisonous to livestock
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