Canada Red Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)

At A Glance

Colorful foliage and fragrant spring flowers make the Canada Red Select Chokecherry a great native landscape tree for Colorado homeowners!In spring it produces elongated clusters of fragrant white flowers that glow against its leaves, which are green when they emerge in spring, turn dark purple in summer, and bright red in fall.

Dark fruits are produced in summer, which are eaten by songbirds.

This tough tree reaches 20 feet at maturity and grows best in full sun and well-drained soils. It is also noted for its tolerance to urban growing conditions.

Common Problems & Possible Causes

Black bark and dieback of branches – Fire blight

Brown spots on leaves, spots have orange edges – Rusts

White powder on leaves – Fungus/Mildew

Yellow spots on leaves, sticky shiny leaf surfaces – Aphids

Tree is dying back, small leaves – Nutrient deficiency