Canada Red Chokecherry

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Rugged, Gorgeous Canada Red Chokecherry Tree

  • Selection of a Native Accent Tree
  • Four Season Landscape Staple
  • Symmetrically Rounded Canopy
  • Brilliant Foliage Makes Showy Statement
  • Fragrant White Flowers Held on Long Racemes
  • Support for Butterflies, Hummingbirds and Beneficial Pollinators
  • Emerging Green, Leaves Turn Dark Purple in Early Summer
  • Color Holds Well in the Heat
  • Incredible Reddish-Purple Fall Color
  • Tart Cherries Used for Jelly and to Feed Birds
  • Exceptionally Cold Hardy
  • Tolerates Tough Conditions and Poor Soil

Showcase your love for great design with this thoughtful native selection. Gain a colorful landscape accent that is colorful, well-balanced and brings nectar and fruit to support your local ecosystem.

Make your mark with Canada Red Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana 'Canada Red'). This ornamental tree brings visual interest all year without hassle, fuss or muss.

This is a resource tree for butterflies and birds. From the fragrant spring flowers to the tiny fall fruit...Canada Red Chokecherry is appreciated.

You'll love the scent and sight of dreamy masses of white blooms in springtime. Held on racemes up to six inches long, this flowering tree will be a welcome nectar source for neighborhood pollinators.

As new green leaves emerge, they quickly develop into an intense purple shade. This color show adds a wonderful dimension to your plantings, no matter where you place it.

All season long, enjoy a deliciously dark foliage display. The finely serrated, ovoid leaves grow densely and cast refreshing shade over an outdoor entertainment area.

As the autumn temperatures dip, the foliage brightens into jewel-toned ruby-red. Small, dark cherries can be harvested for jellies and preserves with additional sweeteners.

Or, you can choose to simply leave them for the birds. You'll have to race the songbirds for your share, if you are planning to "wildcraft" from your own yard.

This sophisticated choice works equally as well in your front yard as it does in a backyard grouping. Canada Red Chokecherry is a perfect choice to maximize your curb appeal as an anchor in your foundation planting.

Play up the formal upright shape in a lawn or uniform street planting, or add style to mixed plantings. Include a row of these charming deciduous trees on the sunny side of established windbreaks to bring color.

On large properties, you can even use them as large-scale screening plants. Run a series of them along your property line, then face with a mixed shrub border of Red Twigged Dogwood, Lilac and Mock Orange.

Don't forget smaller evergreen shrubs like Blue Shag Eastern White Pine at their base. Mulch a new planting bed and enjoy the process of garden design with help from our extensive online catalog of beautiful plants.

Even the super-straight trunk and uniform arching structure are attractive. Canada Red Chokeberry is well-knit and looks great in wintertime with a layer of fluffy snow along its branches.

Long-lived and very low maintenance in full sun and well-drained soil, it's no wonder why urban planners rely on Canada Red Chokecherry in their rigorous, high-profile designs.

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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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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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 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Canada Red Chokecherry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-8
Growing Zones 2-8
More Information
Brand Bower and Branch
Botanical Name Prunus virginiana 'Canada Red'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 20 - 25 feet
Mature Spread 18 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green, Purple
Fall Color Red, Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes