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Chokecherry (Schubert)


Height and Spread Schubert chokecherry trees can grow up to 7.6 meters and have a crown width of up to 6.1 meters

Hardiness Zone 2

Preferred growing conditions Schubert chokecherry trees are tolerant to drought and shade, however the tree needs full sun to produce a good crop of chokecherries.

Form The tree is usually seen as a large shrub or small suckering hardy tree.

Flower/seeds Ccreamy-white flowers branching off of a stem 2-3 centimetres long.

Leaf Simple elliptical leaves 2 centimetres long that are dark green above and light green below.

Bark/wood Bark is usually grey-brown.

Fruit Dark red or purple black fleshy fruit with a center stone is often used to make jellies and jams.

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)

Black knot, stem decay, shothole, Valsa canker, tent caterpillar, deer