This tough, hardy, and colorful ornamental chokecherry is perfect for difficult spots, tolerating heat, cold, wind and poor soil. Each new flush of bright green leaves turns bright reddish purple, providing striking color throughout the growing season. The arching branches develop an evenly rounded crown, creating an attractive silhouette even when dormant. Deciduous.
Common Name: Canada Red Chokecherry
Botanical Name: Prunus virginiana 'Canada Red'
Watering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Botanical Pronunciation:PROO-nus vir-jin-ee-AH-na
Average landscape size:Reaches 25 to 30 ft. tall, 15 to 20 ft. wide.
Special features:Bird Friendly, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Year-round Interest
Blooms:Small white flowers in spring, followed by small black fruit
Flower attributesShowy Flowers
Garden styleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage