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Prunus virginiana - Chokecherry (Seed)

Prunus virginiana - Chokecherry (Seed)


  • Prunus virginiana - Chokecherry (Seed)

    Prunus virginiana - Chokecherry (Seed)

    $7.00 Excl. tax

    PLEASE PLANT RESPONSIBLY Please protect the delicate balance of our native ecosystems by not sowing seeds in parks and nature preserves or wilderness areas.Available in store: Check availability

    The chokecherry produces edible fruit that is also eaten by birds and other wildlife. Likes moisture, but can become drought and heat tolerant. Prefers acidic soil. Nice autumn leaf color. Good for erosion control.


    Plant Characteristics
    Species NamePrunus virginiana
    Common NameWestern Chokecherry
    Plant TypeShrubs
    Height by Width15ft. x 10ft.
    Flower ColorWhite, Cream
    Flowering MonthsMay, June
    Sun ExposureInland-Part Sun
    Water RequirementModerate
    Soil TypeSand, fast draining
    Sowing SeasonYear Round
    Sowing Difficulty Level*Moderate
    Sowing PretreatmentCold stratification

    * Sowing difficulty levels:
    • Easy: Sow in-ground or in pots with simple or no pretreatment
    • Moderate: Sow in-ground or in pots with pretreatment; may produce staggered germination
    • Difficult: Sow in pots with pretreatment and stratification; may produce staggered germination

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