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.
Plant Care: 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 and late-spring for spring blooming trees. 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:

Hardiness Zone: 2 to 7
Mature Size: 20-30' tall x 15-20' wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Salt Tolerant: Unknown
Deer Resistant: Unknown
Pollinator Friendly: No
Foliage Interest: No
Localscapes: Tree, Perimeter Plant
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Period: Apr - May

Plant Needs:

Light Requirement: Sun to Shade
Irrigation Requirement:     Low

Garden Location:

  • Commercial Concepts
    • Park Strip and Entrance
  • Design Path
    • Scene or Unseen
  • Planting Path
    • Perfect Planting
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter