Prunus virginiana 'Schubert'


Prunus virginiana 'Schubert' - Chokecherry

Tips for Homeowners:

Prune to keep tidy and to remove suckers (sprouts from the base).

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Excellent tree or shrub with fragrant, white flowers, tasty fruit and golden fall color.  Fruit is attractive to birds and other wildlife.

  • Tree or shrub with a pyramidal habit
  • New leaves are green then turn purple
  • White flowers in spring, reddish fruit in summer

Best to naturalize in shrub borders or woodland gardens.

Height: 20-30 ft
Spread: 15-20 ft
Zone: 2 - 7
Color: White

Interesting Notes about Chokecherry:

This native tree or shrub naturally grows in loose well-drained soils that are moderately moist. They tend to colonize in thickets, but suckering can be controlled to prevent spread. The flowers are fragrant and are followed by edible fruit, which are best processed for use in jams and jellies.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Mass Planting
  • Low Maintenance
  • Specimen
  • Great Foliage
  • Native
  • Attractive fruit
  • Edible
  • Naturalizing

Foliage Color:

  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Gold


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water