Jul 01 , 2020
‘Canada Red’ Chokecherry
Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana) is a common suckering, fast-growing tree usually seen as a large, multi-stemmed shrub in the wild. ‘Canada Red’ is an ornamental cultivar that can be grown as a large multi-stem shrub or single-stem tree. Moreover, ‘Canada Red’ has another feature for the home landscape: the leaves start out green but turn to burgundy by the start of summer. Add to that the sweetly scented spring flowers and pretty cherry bark and you have a star performer. ‘Canada Red’ grows 3 to 4 feet a year and reaches about 30 feet tall. Best in USDA Hardiness Zones 2 through 10.