Choke Cherry - Prunus virginiana | Pots ready spring & fall

Common name: Choke Cherry

Scientific name: Prunus virginiana

Example mature size: 8 m tall, 6 m wide; 26.5 ft tall, 20 ft wide

Sunlight: Full-sun

Water: Average, Medium-dry, Medium-wet

Soil: Sand, Loam, Clay

Blooms: White in May

Ontario plant status: Native Shrub, Common

Natural habitats: Open-upland

Wildlife benefits: Bees/wasps 🐝, Deer/moose 🦌, Grassland birds 🦉

Points of interest: - Flowers attract bees, berries attract birds and large mammals feed on the twigs in winter - Prone to Black Knot fungus - Leaves and branches are poisonous to livestock, but berries can be eaten