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Canada Red Chokecherry 10 gallon
Container Size: 10 gal
Grown Dimensions:
20 - 30 feet
Canada Red Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana 'Schubert')can be grown as is a pyrimdal tree that grows 20-30 feet in height, or a shrub. It is hardy to zone 3, has moderate water needs, and prefers full sun and well-drained soil. This tree is susceptible to black know disease which may disfigure many of the branches. Suckering may be a problem.
Foliage emerges as bright green but turns purplish for most of the summer. Leaves are 2 to 5 inches long, alternate, simple, and oblong to nearly oval with finely serrated margins. Fall color is orange and red. Flowers are white, borne in loose, 3 to 6 inch-long terminal racemes in spring. Fruit is a dark red, turning to purple drupe, 1/3 inch in diameter, that matures from July to October. Although very astringent, it can be used in sauces, jellies and preserves. Fruits are attractive to wildlife. Bark is a smooth, grayish-brown, with conspicuous lenticels that develop into shallow fissures. Young stems have shallowly peeling, curling layers.
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