Chokecherry is a small, hardy tree or large shrub. With egg shaped leaves and elongated terminal white flower clusters. It suckers readily from the roots. Chokecherry fruits turn dark purple and are edible in July and August . Though the bark, leaves and seed are toxic, either boiling or drying the fruit will neutralize the naturally occurring hydrocyanic acid.
Common Chokecherry is often planted for windbreaks, erosion control, wildlife and pollinator habitat.
- Size: 12"-18"
- # per Bundle: 25
- Soil Type: loamy, well drained
- Sun: full sun to partial sun
- Moisture: moderate to dry
- Height: 15'-30'
- Growth Rate: Fast