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Cultural Details for Prunus virginiana 'Schubert'

Common Name:
Schubert Choke Cherry

Growth Rate:
Fast, Pyramidal habit with dense foliage

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
White, 0.33" across, late April; in 3-6" long, 1" wide racemes

Fruit Details:
Red turning to dark purple; round shape, 0.33" across. Fruit used for jams, jellies, pies, sauces, wine

Fall Color:
Reddish purple

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Frequent foliage diseases

Native Habitat:
Newfoundland to North Dakota, south to North Carolina and Kansas; introduced 1724

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
Prefers acidic, moist, well-drained soil, Full sun / to some shade but is drought and heat resistant Zones 2-6

This plant was blooming:
4/8/2010 - 4/19/2010

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
1036, 7730, 7760

    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.