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Chokecherry   

Prunus virginiana

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Chokecherry is a member of the Prunus family. Its botanical name is Prunus virginiana.

Bluebirds are known to eat the berries.2

Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   White , and produces a distinctive medium cherry blossom scent.The mature flowers take a single form. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Tyrian purple.

Chokecherry is a flowering edible ornamental / fruit deciduous, it will shed its leaves annually.

Normally grows with a tree habit. This plant tends to bloom in mid spring.

Try planting Chokecherry if you'd like to attract birds to your garden.

United States is believed to be where Chokecherry originates from.

Chokecherry is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Chokecherry have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Chokecherry

  • Full Sun

    OR
  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

If you don’t want a choke cherry grove, sprouts and new shoots will need to be thinned in spring/summer

Enjoys a full sun / partial sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 2 - Zone 7 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Chokecherry is generally regarded as a very hardy plant, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions.

See our list of companion Plants for Chokecherry to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Chokecherry from seed

Transplanting Chokecherry

Chokecherry is very hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Chokecherry

Berries are edible but do not taste good plain.1

How long does Chokecherry take to grow?

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Chokecherry Etymology

While edible the berries taste will make you want to choke.1

Other names for Chokecherry

Wild cherry

Prunus avium flava,

Misspellings: Choke Cherry

Footnotes

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