Or use the. Native shrubs or small trees of newfoundland saskatchewan north carolina tennessee missouri and kansas chokecherries prunus virginiana are hardy in us.
Prunus viginiana can attain heights of up to 41 feet tall with a canopy of 28 feet across.
Pictures of chokecherry bushes. Photos and information about minnesota flora chokecherry. Chokecherry is a tree grown in different parts of north america and the berries of this tree are used for making jellies jams and wine. The ones you see below are just the tip of the iceberg.
The photos you see below are just small thumbnail pics of some of our much bigger images we offer for purchase and immediate download. Chokecherries may be grown not so much for their taste or for their fruit but for their ornamental appeal. Leafsnap is an electronic field guide for tree and plant species in new york city and washington dc.
Just go through this article to know. Hiking through open woodland and forests ravines slopes and bluffs you might see wild chokecherries. Though the common name is sometimes used for both plants this is a different shrub than the chokecherry prunus virginianathe two do both belong to the rosaceae family but are in different genera.
This shrub is called red chokeberry or simply chokeberry. Shrub or small tree. So what is a chokecherry.
The young immature plants are desirable to deer elk moose bear. But how to identify a chokecherry tree if you come across one. Using the next button below youll find a total of 60 chokecherry bush images for you to choose from.
What most people dont picture are the small fruits of the chokecherry bush or tree. Chokecherry wine is somewhat comparable to wine made from grapes and interest has surged in growing chokecherries in order to make jam and syrup. The cultivated chokecherry is described as having a mildly sweet cherry taste.
But dont just look on this page. Its fruit is readily sought out by bear birds rabbits rodents and small mammals. Black chokecherry is a valuable plant for providing not just food but shelter cover and nesting habitat for wildlife.
Department of agriculture plant hardiness zones 2 through 7 and have naturalized in many areas of the united states. Images of the chokecherry prunus virginiana including photos of the leaf flower fruit seed petiole bark and tree. Growing chokecherry trees are large suckering shrubs small trees that are indigenous to the southeastern united states but may be grown as a perennial landscape specimen elsewhere.
Cylindrical racemes 2 to 4 inches long 13 inch white 5 petaled flowers with a ring of yellow tipped stamens. Often overlooked among the masses due to unfamiliarity and the desire not to eat what one doesnt know to be edible chokecherries are a giant in the world of foraging for those with edible berry knowledge.