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Prunus virginiana demissa

Western Chokecherry.

Santa Margarita, CA
Size Quantity Price
Five Gallon 0 $ 26.99
One Gallon 0 $ 11.99
Plants in production
One Gallon 72 --
Prunus virginiana demissa, Western Chokecherry forms a small tree or large shrub. Western Chokecherry does great at higher elevations in California, but grows in small numbers on north slopes everywhere from Coastal California to Lake Michigan. It likes part shade where there are hot summers, but will do ok in full sun. Give it some water. It is drought tolerant by most standards. Western Chokecherry has lots of pretty cream colored flowers in Spring. It has decent tasting edible cherries, best in jams. Birds love it so you may never see a ripe fruit. It has been easy and stable in the the nursery and our plantings. The fall color varies year to year from bright red to pale yellow. The red-brown twigs look good in the fall.

Prunus virginiana demissa is great for a bird garden.
Prunus virginiana demissa's foliage turns a different color in the fall and type is deciduous.
Prunus virginiana demissa's flower color is white.
Prunus virginiana demissa's fruit is edible.

Communities for Prunus virginiana demissa:Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest and Central Oak Woodland.

ph: 6.00 to 7.00
usda: 5 to 10
height[m]: 1.00 to 10.00
width[m]: 2.00 to 10.00
rainfall[cm]: 104.00 to 160.00

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