Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)

USDA Hardiness Zones

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Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)

Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3a
Mature Height Mature Height
20 to 30 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
15 to 20 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Flower Flower
Fruit Fruit
Evergreen Evergreen
Native to WI Native to WI
Additional Information Additional Information
pyramidal to oval-rounded form; 20-30’ tall; 15-20’ wide; suckers and can be multi-stemmed; white flowers produced with the leaves in spring; reddish purple fruit in summer that attracts birds; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; needs well-drained soil; tolerant to drier soils; intolerant to poorly drained, compacted soil; sensitive to road salt; plant in spring only; susceptible to a number of insects and diseases especially black knot and eastern tent caterpillar; native to Wisconsin; hardy to zone 3a

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site:
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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