Canada Red Chokecherry
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Canada Red Chokecherry

Prunus virginiana 'Canada red'

Interesting Flower Native to Pacific Northwest Valuable to wildlife

Characteristics: The red leaf variety of the American chokecherry. Known for straight trunk, full-round crown, bright red leaves, nicely distributed branching. The green leaves produced in the spring turn to dark-purple by midsummer.

Growing Conditions: Shade tolerant but produces the best fruit in full sun. Suckers often. Tolerant of a range of soil types and is somewhat drought tolerant after establishment.

Uses: The fruit can be processed to make jams and jellies.

Height: 25'
Width: 15'
Shape: Rounded
Leaves: green foliage fading to purple by midsummer
Planting Strip Width: 4-6', 6-8', and 8+ with power lines

This is an excellent wildlife tree. Suckering may be a problem.


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