Prunus virginiana var. Schubert
A shrub or small tree; Usually grown as a tree. Height usually not over 20 to 25 feet. Trunk diameter 4 to 8 inches. The inner bark has bitter cherry flavor and aroma. Covered in blooms during Spring.
This strain has a purplish foliage for most of the summer and fall. Leaves emerge as bright green in the spring, changing to a deep, deep reddish purple. Dense, pyramidal to oval shape, and grayish bark.
Fruit is borne in dense clusters; first reddish, then turning nearly black when fully ripe. The skin of fruit thick; flesh thin and dark; very astringent to the taste, but edible. Used in the making of jams, jellies, and some very good tasting wine.
Popular tree for birds. Chokecherry is the most widely distributed tree in North America, extending from the Arctic Circle to Mexico and from the Atlantic to the Rockies.
Very hardy. Zones 2-9
Very adaptable. Tolerates poor dry soils. Full sun to partial shade
Packet of 15-20 seeds