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Chokecherry (Amur)

Characteristics

Height and Spread Amur chokecherries can grow up to 7.6 meters in height and have a crown width between 4.6 and 7.6 meters.

Hardiness Zone 3

Preferred growing conditions Amur chokecherries prefer moist, well-drained sites that receive full sun.

Form This chokecherry is a small to medium upright tree with slightly hairy-looking branches.

Flower/seeds Dense creamy-white flowers.

Leaf Simple bright-green oblong leaves up to 5 cm long with prominent veining.

Bark/wood Bark is usually amber to coppery-orange that curls as it peels off.

Fruit A small black fruit with a fleshy outside and stone inside and is enjoyed by birds and small animals.

Pruning Prune to keep shape and remove damaged limbs. Sterilize pruning saws and shears with methanol (gasline anti-freeze) between cuts and between trees.

Problems (Disease/Insects)

borer