Prunus virginiana (Chokecherry)

Large deciduous shrub forming loose thickets due to spreading nature. Found on moist or seasonally moist sites along roadsides, drainages, foothills and mountain slopes 4,500 to 9,000 feet elevation. Browsed by livestock and wildlife and provides valuable cover for all classes of wildlife.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Rosaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Shrub/tree

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Multiple stem

Mature Height: 25 ft.

Bloom Color: White

Fruit/Seed Color: Black

Bloom Period: Mid spring

Annual Precipitation: 13-65 in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:  ft.

Wetland Indicator Status: FAC

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: High

Nitrogen Fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Medium

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 5.2-8.4


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 4,900

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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