Canada Red Chokecherry
Prunus virginiana 'Canada Red'
|Description||This tough, hardy, and colorful ornamental chokecherry is perfect for difficult spots, tolerating heat, cold, wind and poor soil. Each new flush of bright green leaves turns bright reddish purple, providing striking color throughout the growing season. The arching branches develop an evenly rounded crown, creating an attractive silhouette even when dormant. Deciduous.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Reaches 25 to 30 ft. tall, 15 to 20 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Privacy Screen, Windbreak|
|Design Ideas||Ideal for use when an attractive specimen or group of trees is needed in an area with extremely difficult conditions. Useful as a lawn tree, in parkway plantings, open spaces, wildlife gardens, natural prairies and homesteads. A highly attractive ornamental tree for city yards.|
|Companion Plants||Lilac (Syringa); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Honeysuckle (Lonicera); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula)|
|Care||Highly adaptable; grows easily in most average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; prefers regular water but tolerates mild, periodic dry spells. Prune root suckers to maintain tree form.|
|Lore||Though highly astringent and not palatable when uncooked, the small fruit has been often used in sauces, jellies and preserves. Chokecherry fruits are attractive to wildlife.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-10
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