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Chokecherry Tree - Northern Ridge Nursery
Chokecherry Tree - Northern Ridge Nursery

Choke Cherry Tree (2-3 Foot)

$ 19.99



🧬Scientific Name: Prunus virginiana

🗺️USDA Hardiness Zones: 2-7

Chokecherry is a deciduous shrub or small tree that can reach a height of 6-20 feet (1.8-6.1 m) and a spread of 3-12 feet (0.9-3.7 m). The foliage of Chokecherry is deciduous, with oval to lance-shaped leaves that turn shades of yellow, orange, or red in the fall.

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Prunus virginiana – The Virginia Bird Cherry

Why Choke Cherry?

Chokecherry is a beautiful deciduous and thicket-forming tree that adds an exotic touch to your backyard. It is a medium-sized tree and rarely reaches a height of 30 feet. It produces perfect flowers which are fragrant and arranged in cylindrical racemes 3 to 6 inches long. The dark glossy green leaves and rich brown bark adds to its beauty.


Chokecherry was first cultivated as an ornamental plant, but its popularity grew once its uses became apparent. The fruit was a staple for numerous Indian tribes across the North American continent and was cooked and dried before eating. The fruit is used in soups and stews as a thickening agent. They have been used for a sedative or anti-diarrheal. The bark and dried fruit can be used to stimulate appetite.


Chokecherry is equally essential to wildlife. It provides food, cover, and bird nesting and is sought out by many wild animals, such as bears, rodents, etc., for fruit.


Its rapid growth, mature size, and spread make it popular for ornamental reasons. It is a good yard tree in urban neighborhoods and produces beautiful white flowers with a sweet and almond-like fragrance.

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Plant Summary

Key Information for Choke Cherry Tree (2-3 Foot) (Prunus virginiana):

  • 📏Size: Chokecherry is a deciduous shrub or small tree that can reach a height of 6-20 feet (1.8-6.1 m) and a spread of 3-12 feet (0.9-3.7 m).
  • 🍂Foliage: The foliage of Chokecherry is deciduous, with oval to lance-shaped leaves that turn shades of yellow, orange, or red in the fall.
  • 🌼Flowers & Fruit: In spring, Chokecherry produces showy, white flowers in elongated clusters. The flowers are followed by small, red to dark purple cherries that are astringent and primarily eaten by wildlife.
  • ↕️Growth Habit: Chokecherry has an irregular, open crown with arching branches.
  • ☀️Sunlight: Chokecherry thrives in full sun to partial shade and is adaptable to different light conditions.
  • 🪨Soil: Chokecherry prefers moist, well-drained soil but can tolerate a range of soil types.
  • 🗺️Hardiness: Chokecherry is hardy in USDA zones 2 to 7.
  • 🧪pH Level: Chokecherry prefers a soil pH between 6.0 and 7.5.
  • 🌳Pruning: Pruning of Chokecherry should be done in late winter or early spring before new growth starts. Remove any dead, damaged, or diseased branches and prune to shape the shrub as needed.
  • 🐛Pests & Disease: Chokecherry is generally resistant to pests and diseases but may be susceptible to black knot and leaf spot. Regular care can prevent and manage potential issues.
Pollination Information

Pollination of Choke Cherry Tree (2-3 Foot) (Prunus virginiana):

Chokecherry flowers are hermaphroditic, containing both male and female reproductive parts. The flowers are insect-pollinated and attract bees and other pollinators. The small, astringent fruits that follow are not commonly consumed by humans due to their bitter taste. However, they provide valuable food for wildlife species like birds and mammals. Chokecherry is a valuable plant for naturalized areas, wildlife gardens, and edible landscapes. It supports biodiversity by attracting pollinators and providing habitat and food for various wildlife species. The shrub's vibrant spring blooms and colorful fall foliage make it an attractive addition to gardens and landscapes. Chokecherry has cultural significance for Indigenous peoples, who have traditional uses for the plant's fruits and bark. Conservation efforts aim to promote native species like Chokecherry to support wildlife and preserve cultural heritage. Sustainable landscaping practices focus on incorporating native plants for their ecological benefits and resilience in changing environmental conditions.



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During the first year, you should focus on providing the plant with the right amount of water, sunlight and soil to help it become established. Once the plant has become established and is actively growing, you can begin to fertilize it.

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