From Oregon Flora, Gardening with Natives:
Chokecherry provides year-round interest in the garden with reddish to purplish branches that stand out in fall and winter and clusters of creamy white flowers in the spring. Foliage is dark and glossy in the spring and summer before turning to fall color, which ranges from gold to deep garnet or maroon. The abundant fruits and its ability to form thickets for habitat make chokecherry a perfect addition to any wildlife garden. The small tree’s deep purple to reddish-black fruits are loved by birds and excellent for making jam or wine.
- Full Latin Name
- Prunus virginiana