Tree Detail

Prunus virginiana


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'

Water: Medium

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