Species: Prunus virginiana
Found on Course Walks
Map of plant locations
All varieties produce, fruit which is very astringent, hence the common name. Fruit may be used in sauces, jellies and preserves, however. Fruits are very attractive to wildlife.'Bailey Select', 'Boughen's Chokeless', 'Canada Red', 'Copper Schubert', 'Mini-Schubert', 'Purple Jewel', 'Robert', 'Schubert'
Tree < 30 feet
20' - 35' (spread 18' - 25')
small tree or large shrub; oval-rounded crown
Can tolerate acid to alkaline soil (pH 5.0 to 8.0)
Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below
VERY SUSCEPTIBLE to eastern tent caterpillar and black knot fungus. In areas where these are a problem, this plant shouldn't be used.
Bare Root Transplanting
native to Canada and northern U.S.; suckers heavily
Moisture Tolerance Graphic
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