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Prunus virginiana melanocarpa

Black Chokecherry.

Santa Margarita, CA
Size Quantity Price
Five Gallon 0 $ 29.99
One Gallon 0 $ 9.99
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Prunus virginiana melanocarpa, Black Chokecherry, forms a small tree or large shrub. Black Chokecherry grows from the middle elevations of California's Sierra Nevada Range to the other side of the Rocky Mountains. Black chokecherry has very pretty large racemes of white flowers that attract butterflies. We've had one in the ground now for 10 years with no thoughts or problems. It is growing next to a dripping bird bath. It serves as an excellent perching place for birds coming to the bird bath as well as cover for birds like the Wilson's warblers and Wrentits. The fruit is 1/2 an inch across and black. It is normal for the birds to get all of the fruit. The quality of the fresh fruit is a little better than the regular choke cherry. Black Chokecherry is a great plant for birds and butterflies.

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

Communities for Prunus virginiana melanocarpa:Yellow Pine Forest.

ph: 5.00 to 8.00
usda: 5 to 10
height[m]: 6.00 to 10.00
width[m]: 6.00 to 6.00
rainfall[cm]: 100.00 to 160.00

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