Choke Cherry

Prunus virginiana

Deciduous small tree that grows 6′-15′ tall with white to pinkish flowers in late spring and dark purple to black fruits. Needs full sun to produce a good crop of the sour red-black cherries much loved by wild animals and birds. CAUTION-leaves are extremely toxic to grazing animals!

Plant Details

Mature Height8-15’
Shade Preference
Soil Tolerance Wet to dry soils
Special Uses Attracts birds; Provides wildlife forage, cover and food.
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