Canada Red Select Cherry
Year Round Interest for Both People and Wildlife
Canada Red Select Cherry is a deciduous shrub with both beauty and fruit to recommend it. Plant these for a lovely, informal hedge along your garage or outbuilding. These are also perfect as a specimen planting, especially when used in a wildlife garden where they’re sure to draw attention from a variety of creatures.
Your Canada Red Select Cherry is a remarkably beautiful shrub with a great deal to offer in every season of the year. In spring, it blooms with 6-inch long racemes of delicate, white flowers. The fragrant blooms are a stand-out amid the vibrant, green foliage. Each oblong leaf features a delightfully, fine-toothed edge and green coloring that slowly transitions to a gorgeous deep purple by summer.
As if this weren’t enough, Canada Red’s foliage changes once again for fall, taking on a lovely orange/red hue as the weather turns cooler. The fruit of your Canada Red Select Cherry appears from July to October, and is sometimes called a chokecherry. Despite its name however, these pretty little clusters of scarlet ”cherries” are actually quite useful when made into such culinary delights as jelly and wine.
If you choose to leave your Canada Red’s fruit to decorate the branches, your wildlife will certainly appreciate the tasty treat. Everything from bear to chipmunks and birds adore Canada Red for the “select cherry” it provides.
Canada Red Select Cherry will grow 20 to 25 feet tall with a 20 foot spread. It has a pyramidal to oval habit and is generally quite hardy. Canada Red is adaptable to a variety of conditions and will even tolerate poor soils. It’s a versatile shrub that is amenable to pruning, and can be displayed as a multi-trunked tree as well as an impressive shrub.
The value of the chokecherry, once a staple food of Native Americans, has increasingly been overlooked by gardeners. However this widespread native cherry should be given a second look as its marvelous features are certainly expansive. With several varieties to choose from, Canada Red Select Cherry is a stellar example of a chokecherry that would be an outstanding choice to grace your yard this year.
* Colorful foliage
* Fragrant spring flowers
* Wildlife interest
* Adaptable to a variety of conditions
* Year round interest
* Versatile for use as a tree or shrub
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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Prunus virginiana 'Shubert Select'|
|Foliage||Green Becoming Maroon - Red|
|Mature Height||20 - 25 feet|
|Mature Spread||18 - 20 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|