chokecherry - Rosaceae Prunus virginiana

Foliage

chokecherry Foliage

Bark

chokecherry Bark

Bud

chokecherry Bud

Taxonomy

FamilyRosaceae
GenusPrunus
Speciesvirginiana
Common Namechokecherry
iTree CodePRVI

Plant Form

FormSmall tree, 20-30" tall.
Height0 feet
Spread0 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

FoliageThe leaves are dark green above and grayish green on the underside, 1.5-5" long, obovate to broad-elliptic.Leaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
BarkBark is smooth and red-brown when young, as it ages the bark will turn a gray-black.
Bud1/4 - 1/3" long, scaled, red-brown in appearance.Bud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
TwigSlender twigs that are tomentose on the younger and glabrous on the older.
FlowerSmall white flowers,
FruitDrupe, Cherry, starting out red and turning dark purple.
Fall Color

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min2aMin6.5SoilModerate
Max4aMax8.0SprayModerate

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntermediateHighUnknown

Species Status

Nebraska NativeYes Check
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginNorth America