Canada Red Chokecherry
Prunus virginiana 'Canada red'
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.
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.
The fruit can be processed to make jams and jellies.
25' at maturity
15' at maturity
White flowers in spring
green foliage fading to purple by midsummer
This is an excellent wildlife tree. Suckering may be a problem.