Prunus virginiana

Prunus virginiana

Chokecherry

Large deciduous shrub forming loose thickets due to spreading nature. Found on moist or seasonally moist sites along roadsides, drainages, foothills and mountain slopes 4,500 to 9,000 feet elevation. Browsed by livestock and wildlife and provides valuable cover for all classes of wildlife.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 30 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
14 
in. - Wetland adapted
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Full Shade
Elevation: 
4,500 
- 9,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
43.50 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
4,800
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
White
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Fruit Color: 
Purple to Black Berries