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Cultural Details for Prunus maackii

Common Name:
Amur Chokecherry, Chokeberry, Manchurian Cherry, Birdcherry

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
White flowers occur in 2-3" long, 20- to 30-flowered racemes, early to mid-May in great profusion.

Fruit Details:
Numerous, small, ovoid-globose fruits, 0.25" diameter, red maturing to black in August.

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
The bark color varies from brownish yellow to reddish brown to the cinnamon brown, may exfoliate in shaggy masses

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:
Korea, Manchuria. Introduced 1878. Zone 3a to 6.

Other Features:
An interesting, densely branched pyramidal tree, becoming more rounded with age.

Culture and Care:
Requires a well-drained soil and is best suited to cold climates. Can be rooted from softwoods June-July.

This plant was blooming:
4/22/2005 - 5/6/2005

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.