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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' at maturity

Width:
15' at maturity

Shape:
Rounded

Flowers:
White flowers in spring

Leaves:
green foliage fading to purple by midsummer

Bark:
Gray-brown

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