Amur Chokecherry

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Four-Season Amur Chokeberry Wildlife Tree

  • Great Wildlife Tree
  • Many Wonderful Ornamental Features
  • Decorative Bark With Year-Round Interest
  • Fragrant, White Spring Flowers
  • Edible Black Fruits Feeds Local Birds
  • Use the Berries to Craft Jam or Jelly
  • Leaves Turn Yellow in Fall and Drop Cleanly for Easy Fall Clean-up
  • Hardy and Adaptable Deciduous Tree

Nicknamed the Manchurian Cherry, were pleased to grow Amur Chokecherry (Prunus maackii) for sale. This mid-sized tree offers year-round visual interest.

This is a flowering and fruiting smaller tree for colder regions. It makes a great choice for a specimen in a bird-friendly landscape or informal food forest.

Youll welcome spring with a wonderful, fragrant flower display of drooping clusters. Delicate 3-inch racemes of pristine, white blossoms herald the new season. They'll entice butterflies and pollinators to collect the nectar.

Birds nest in the well-balanced branches of this round-headed tree. It delivers a symmetrical look, but has an open and airy feeling that works well in naturalized landscapes.

Those pretty, white flowers transition to small, red drupes that transition to black as they ripen in July. They are edible, and - with sugar - can be used in tasty jams and jellies.

Of course, youll need to race the hungry birds for your share! The birds will flock to feast upon the fruit in summer.

Delightful, light green foliage covers the tree for summer, and in many years develops shades of yellow for fall color. The leaves typically drop quickly for easy fall clean-up.

However, of all the benefits of this remarkable tree, the bark is perhaps the most beloved. Prunus maackii has amazing bark on older trunks as they enlarge.

Similar to a Birch tree, the outer bark peels back in thin, paper-like sheets in a stunning display. Amur Chokecherry's attractive bark peels to reveal various shades of bronze, amber, copper and orange.

The unique bark is especially welcome during the winter months, when it infuses color into the barren landscape. Plant it front and center where youll enjoy it all year.

Truly a tree for all seasons, Amur Chokecherry will bring you interest and enjoyment for years to come. Order yours today!

How to Use Amur Chokecherry in the Landscape

Amur Chokecherry can be grown as a low-maintenance large shrub or medium tree with some great ornamental qualities. Try it as a specimen tree near your patio, in your courtyard or use several in a sunny side yard.

Spacing 10 feet on center to create a large-scale privacy screening. Measure from the trunk of one to the trunk of the next.

Highlight its multi-seasonal interest of this smaller tree by planting in natural groups. Use 3, 5 or 7 of them and vary the distance between trees from 12 - 20 feet for the most natural look.

Enjoy the early flowers, fruit and interesting bark in an informal grouping at the edge of a prairie. Include with Chickasaw Plum and Eastern Red Cedar to bring birds and support wildlife.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant in either full sun, or partial shade. It tolerates many soils types and pH levels, but the soil must be well-drained. Provide a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Moisture during the growing season will keep your plant stress free during periods of drought.

Prune in mid-summer as needed to open the canopy to sunlight and air flow. It's a hardy tree that tolerates cold, drought and salt conditions.

Enjoy the white flowers in large clusters and give your local wildlife an important food source with the small reddish fruits. Study the interesting, peeling and multicolored bark as the trunk of the plants age.

Order the Amur Chokecherry today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Amur Chokecherry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-6
Growing Zones 2-6
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus maackii
Mature Height 20 - 30 feet
Mature Spread 25 - 30 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Deciduous
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes