Prunus virginiana

Chokecherry

Chokecherry gets its name from its sour red cherries that are relished by birds and people alike! This shrub averages about 10’ in height, and tolerates a wide range of conditions, from sun to shade, and damp to dry. In May, it bears clusters of delicate white blossoms which are followed in July by delicious red berries. This is a very versatile native shrub!

Height: 13-26 feet

Sun Requirements: Full sun to partial shade

Water Requirements: Dry to damp soils

Flowers: White blossoms in May/June

Attracts: Small mammals, birds, bees, butterflies

Important Butterfly Larval Host

Special Tolerances: Erosion control species and drought tolerant