Canada Red Chokecherry

Prunus virginiana 'Schubert'

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Deciduous Tree
Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Description: Medium to small deciduous tree available in single or multi-stemmed forms. Leaves emerge green and mature to dark purple by early summer. Clusters of pure white flowers bloom in spring eventually becoming small, bright-red, astringent fruits that make excellent jellies and jams. Prefers to grow as a multi-stemmed tree and quickly grows suckers at the tree base. Tolerates a wide range of soils.


Maintenance Type: Tree - Deciduous
Plant Care: Tree - Deciduous (single-stemmed woody plants that lose their leaves every winter): Prune regularly to promote health, provide air circulation, maintain a desirable shape, and to remove dead or damaged branches. Pruning is best done in late winter to early spring for most trees. With spring blooming trees, prune after the blooms are spent. Choose species that are resistant to pest damage. Monitor the tree for pests, diseases or other ailments on a regular basis. Protect the trunk especially where maintenance activities, such as mowing, may cause damage. Newly planted trees in areas with high exposure should have the trunk protected during the winter.

Plant Attributes:

Mature Size: 20-30' tall x 15-20' wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Pollinator Friendly: Yes
Localscapes: Tree, Perimeter Plant
Foliage Interest: No
Foliage Colors: Green
Bloom Colors: White
Bloom Seasons: Spring
Bloom Period: Apr - May

Growing Conditions:

Hardiness Zone: 2 to 7
Light Requirement: Full Sun (6+ hrs sun), Part Shade (4-6 hrs morning sun), Part Sun (4-6 hrs afternoon sun)
Irrigation Requirement:     Low (1/2" every 10-14 days)
Salt Tolerant: Unknown
Deer Resistant: Yes

Garden Location:

  • Commercial Concepts
    • Garden Entrance
  • Design Path
    • Scene or Unseen
  • Planting Path
    • Perfect Planting
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter