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Choke Cherry | Prunus virginiana

Deciduous small tree that grows 6′-15′ tall with white to pinkish flowers in late spring and dark purple to black fruits. Needs full sun to produce a good crop of the sour red-black cherries much loved by wild animals and birds. CAUTION-leaves are extremely toxic to grazing animals!


Plant Details

Mature Height8-15’
Shade Preferencesun, part shade
Soil ToleranceWet to dry soils
Special UsesAttracts birds; Provides wildlife forage, cover and food.