Chokecherry, Canada Red
Prunus virginiana 'Shubert'
Category: deciduous tree Size: small
Mature Size: 10-20' by 15 - 25'
Zone: To 1 Growth Rate: fast
Foliage: Leaves sprout green and then turn purple.
Elevation (if known): To 9,500'
Soil : Avoid poorly drained soils, tolerates alkalinity.
Sun: Tolerates shade, need sun to fruit
Comments: Amur Chokecherry (Prunus maakii) is closely-related and very similar, but may drop early leaves if late frost. Great contrast to green foliage and flowers. One of 7 prunus species allowed in the San Luis Valley
Warnings: Reportedly suckers; M&R Loser haven't seen this.
Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? yes
Street Tree? yes Street Tree Conditions:
CO/NM native? no Native to: To E Northern America
Known Locations: R&M Loser garden, 507 Pikes Peak
Information Sources: Various; Salida, CO, Tree Guide; Alamosa Tree Board