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Chokecherry

Prunus virginiana

Large shrub or small tree with fragrant, dense clusters of white flowers and red to dark purple fruit. Very attractive to birds and butterflies, and fruit can be made into jelly or preserves. Excellent wildlife value!

BLOOM TIME

  • April
  • May

SUNLIGHT

  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun
  • Partial Shade
  • Full Shade

SOIL TYPE

  • Well Drained
  • Dry
  • Moist
  • Texture (Sand)
  • Texture (Loam)
  • Texture (Clay)
  • pH Acid <6.0
  • pH Neutral 6.0-8.0
  • pH Alkaline >8.0

HEIGHT

12-20'

CATERPILLAR SPECIES HOSTED

Over 200

WILDLIFE BENEFITED

Caterpillars, Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds, Mammals

Artist: Jada Fitch

Photo Credit: Dan Jaffe