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'Canada Red' Chokecherry

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‘Canada Red’ Chokecherry

Prunus virginiana melancarpa 'Canada Red'
15-25 feet high x 15-20 feet wide
Broad rounded shape
Zone 2
Full Sun to Part Shade

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Fragrant white flowers in pendulous racemes appear in spring, followed by fruit you and the birds will fight over (homemade jelly!). Both the statewide native green leafed form and the maroon leafed Canada Red grow in some very rugged conditions! This is an excellent choice for a screen or windbreak because of fast growth. All will sucker, so planting in an area that allows for new stems to spring up only adds to the screening effect! Sucker Punch® is a suckerless version introduced in 2017.

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Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants:

water_drops_icon  These truly xeric plants can live with our 12 inches of natural annual precipitation and only need a winter watering during a multi-year drought, but they will thrive with a monthly watering. Overwatering will kill some of these.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants are adapted to intermittent deep watering with soil drying to a depth of a few inches between waterings. Watering frequency may be every couple of weeks during the active growing season and maybe only one winter watering for optimal care.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants need regular watering somewhat like a bluegrass lawn so that they never dry to depth in the root system during the active growing season, and need occasional winter watering to prevent root dessication and resultant plant death.
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