Prunus virginiana (Chokecherry)

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Prunus virginiana (Chokecherry) is a large native shrub or a small understory tree of the woodland edges, mesic woodlands and savannas, and sandy woodlands.  This species has white flowers in the spring leading to exquisite red fall foliage. This species is easily cultivated and is quite beautiful, is important as a wildlife food source, and attracts a variety of birds with its fruit.  It is beautiful, but be careful on small landscapes as it can reproduce quickly and can easily overtake a garden.  

  • Sun Exposure Prairie/Savanna
  • Soil Conditions Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry-Mesic
  • Height 10-25'
  • Flower Color White
  • Flower Time April, May

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