Canada Red Select Cherry Tree

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Native Canada Red Select Cherry Tree Form

  • Very Cold Hardy Flowering Cherry Tree Form
  • Green Spring Foliage Turns a Colorful, Reddish-Purple that Lasts All Season
  • Fragrant, Small, White Spring Flowers
  • Tiny, Tart Red Cherries Feed Birds
  • Beautiful Form Features Straight Trunk and Uniform Top
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Adaptable
  • Fantastic Specimen Tree
  • Looks Great All Year Long

Native plants that feed our wildlife are becoming an important design consideration. These days, people are hunting for special plants that are beautiful, and help the environment.

Try our magnificent, extra cold hardy, tree form, Canada Red Select Cherry Tree (Prunus virginiana 'Shubert Select'). It looks great all year, and is very easy-care. Your local songbirds will thank you!

This drought tolerant choice provides nectar, food, shelter for butterflies, birds and cute little chipmunks.

It features a pyramidal to oval habit. In winter, the uniform canopy and branch structure looks fabulous with a snowy cover. Pair this with a sturdy, straight trunk, and you have a formal tree that perfectly suits many different garden styles, from ultra-modern to rustic.

Enjoy a fragrant cloud of white blossoms each spring produced by this dependable plant. Tiny flowers are arranged on 6-inch long racemes. This showy display covers every branch tip each spring.

Shiny green leaves emerge in the spring after the flowers. They age to a deep shade of purple and remain this knockout shade for the rest of the growing season. The fall foliage deepens up even more, and adds some orange and red tones.

Tiny, tart, dark chokecherries develop from the flowers. Allow them to decorate the shrub in long, drooping clusters, or harvest a few to craft your own special jams or jellies.

These deep purple-red cherries were once a staple food of Native Americans and settlers. Now, avid wildcrafters use them for jam and wine with careful preparation to remove the seeds. Dont forget to add honey or sugar to sweeten them up.

Many people simply choose to allow the birds to eat their fill of these native fruits! As you might imagine, these small chokecherries are highly attractive to birds, who flock to this plant later in summer as the fruit ripens.

A waterwise tree, Canada Red Select Cherry tree adapts to many soil types conditions and shrugs off extreme cold. It becomes quite drought tolerant after the first few seasons and requires very little ongoing care.

We know youll adore these expertly grown and shaped Canada Red Select Cherry trees from Nature Hills. This outstanding chokecherry variety gives you a big boost of visual interest. Order yours today!

How to Use Canada Red Select Cherry Tree in the Landscape

Give these gorgeous trees a prime spot on your property. Use one at the corner of your house to anchor your foundation planting.

Or, use one near your front walkway as a beautiful accent. Underplant with spring-flowering bulbs, easy-care perennials and evergreen groundcovers for a picture-perfect display.

Repeat them along the length of your driveway, or property line to delineate your space. Mix with Flowering Crabapples for a sophisticated, bird-friendly showing of blooms and fruit.

They will become a favorite feature in patio plantings, or mixed borders. Include them on the sunny side of your windbreaks and shelterbelts to boost the visual appeal. Youll love the look of the deep foliage, and the delicious fragrance of the blossoms in springtime.

Canada Red Select Cherry tree is a nice choice to add to a permaculture setting or wildlife landscape. It looks great and works hard for you all year-long.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant in full sun for the best results. Give the plant at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day.

It requires well-drained soils to thrive. If your soil holds water, create a raised planting bed to improve drainage. Or, create a mounded heap of soil to plant in.

While your plant is young, please provide a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Give a thick layer of mulch over the top of the root system. Once it becomes established in your landscape, it will become quite drought tolerant.

Prune in late winter, as needed. Remove crossing or broken branches to open the canopy to sunlight and air circulation.

Order Canada Red Select Cherry Tree from the expert growers at Nature Hills today. Youll be so pleased with this special plant.

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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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.

From To S&H
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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Canada Red Select Cherry Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-7
Growing Zones 2-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus virginiana 'Schubert Select'
Mature Height 20 - 25 feet
Mature Spread 18 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Deciduous
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green, Purple
Fall Color Orange, Red, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Summer