Amur chokecherry (Prunus maackii)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Amur chokecherry
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Amur chokecherry (Prunus maackii)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3a
Mature Height Mature Height
25 to 35 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
25 to 35 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Moderate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Dull
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Ornamental
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
pyramidal when young becoming rounded; multi-stemmed; 25-35’ tall and wide; very showy, bronze, shiny, slightly exfoliating bark; white flowers produced with the leaves in May; reddish-black fruit in summer that attracts birds; yellow fall color; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; needs well-drained soil; intolerant to poorly drained, compacted soil; sensitive to road salt; plant in spring only; less susceptible to insects and diseases than other Prunus spp.; native to Asia; hardy to zone 3a. Avoid planting directly under power lines as it may grow too tall.

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

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