Prunus virginiana

Prunus virginiana


Common Chokecherry Category:


Key Information:

Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Shade
Height: 20-30 feet
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Season: April – June

More Details:

Suggested Uses: Chokecherry is a woody perennial that tolerates dry, rocky soils. Beautiful, white spring blooms are followed by red berries. Drought tolerant.

Native Range: Native throughout the majority of the contiguous U.S. except for the South. Native throughout the state of Minnesota.

Pollinators/Habitat: Bees and flies. Favored by the federally endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis). Birds will eat the berries. It is EXCELLENT for butterflies. It is a host to caterpillars of many, many butterfly species including admirals, azures, swallowtails, hairstreaks and more. It is also a great nectar source for adult butterflies.

Flowers:  Flower clusters are 2-4″ long, containing 20-50 flowers. Each flower is roughly 1/2″ in diameter with white petals and yellow stamens and style.

Leaves: Leaves are simple and alternately attached.

More information: USDA plant profile

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs



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