Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Flowers: White

Attributes: Butterfly host plant, Pollinator friendly, Walnut tolerant, Clay soil tolerant

Height: 8 m (26 ft)


The highlight of the shrub is the white flowers that form dense clusters, maturing into crimson to black berry-like fruit in late summer. The fruit makes excellent jelly and wine and is eaten by songbirds. Choke Cherry is also one of the host plant for the Coral Hairstreak..


For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Trees & Shrubs website


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

Nursery (please call ahead) 519-662-2529 (office) or 519-272-3393 (cell)
Preorder or consultation 519-831-0953 or email