Choke Cherry Tree

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$24.95

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SKU:
CCR-AP
Scientific Name:
Prunus virginiana
USDA Hardiness Zone:
2-7
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Product Overview

Prunus virginiana – The Virginia Bird Cherry

Why Choke Cherry?

Chokecherry is a beautiful deciduous and thicket-forming tree that adds an exotic touch to your backyard. It is a medium-sized tree and rarely reaches a height of 30 feet. It produces perfect flowers which are fragrant and arranged in cylindrical racemes 3 to 6 inches long. The dark glossy green leaves and rich brown bark adds to its beauty.

 

Chokecherry was first cultivated as an ornamental plant, but its popularity grew once its uses became apparent. The fruit was a staple for numerous Indian tribes across the North American continent and was cooked and dried before eating. The fruit is used in soups and stews as a thickening agent. They have been used for a sedative or anti-diarrheal. The bark and dried fruit can be used to stimulate appetite.

 

Chokecherry is equally essential to wildlife. It provides food, cover, and bird nesting and is sought out by many wild animals, such as bears, rodents, etc., for fruit.

 

Its rapid growth, mature size, and spread make it popular for ornamental reasons. It is a good yard tree in urban neighborhoods and produces beautiful white flowers with a sweet and almond-like fragrance.

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  • 5
    Chokecherry tree

    Posted by Beverly Hanson on 07/20/21

    Company was so great to work with. The plants arrived in excellent condition and are growing like weeds!

  • 5
    Chokecherry tree

    Posted by Beverly Hanson on 07/04/21

    The trees came in excellent condition. Wonderful customer service!

  • 5
    Good condition goods. Very pleased.

    Posted by Paul Coulombe on 05/19/21

    Corms are my error. The two cherry trees were in excellent condition due to good packaging and choice of stock

  • 5
    Good condition goods. Very pleased.

    Posted by Paul Coulombe on 05/19/21

    Some lily corms had grown oolong, and some stalks broke off when unpacking.

  • 5
    Choke Cherry Trees

    Posted by Joyce on 05/01/21

    Very healthy trees, packed excellently. Best I have ever received by mail. Thank You!!

  • 5
    Great tree

    Posted by Angela M Eggleston on 04/01/21

    The tree arrived well-packaged. I planted it per the instructions and it's already showing buds 2 weeks later. I also appreciated the quick response when I had a question.

  • 5
    Choke Cherry Tree

    Posted by Esco Gallegos on 03/28/21

    Was surprised when they arrived on how well they were taken care of and they already have leaves on them after a week of receiving them.

  • 5
    chokecherry tree

    Posted by Steven r Olsen on 01/11/20

    Arrived nice and tall and plump. Packaged well and ready to plant. Shot up to 5 or 6 feet tall first season. Looking forward to what it's second season here will hold.

  • 5
    Nice little plants

    Posted by [email protected] on 05/01/19

    Lovely little trees I was very pleased. I’m always nervous ordering from a new place but my shipment arrived at a good time, in good condition and nice little trees. I was surprised to see the roots even had moisture retaining gel crystals on them and no dried out roots at all.