Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Shade
Height: 20-30 feet
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Season: April – June
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
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Dry Soil, Mesic Soil, Spring Blooming, Tall Height
Drought Tolerant, Attract Bees, Attract Birds, Attract Butterflies, Sandy Soil