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Amur Chokecherry (Prunus maackii)

This tree is very cold hardy (Zone 2b-6), and conversely will show stress in hot, dry sites. It grows to 35'-45' high. The bark varies from a metallic golden to copper-like color to a deep rich glossy brown (see photos below). Some trees show quite a bit of exfoliation, while others do not. Does best in a moist well drained site.

The tree produces white flowers in spring that are mildly showy, but certainly not as bold as most cherries. Flowering typically occurs in early to mid-May. Mature trees have a rounded outline. Click Here for a photo of a mature tree, courtesy of USDA

A good choice where a medium-sized shade tree with some ornamental qualities is disired.


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T. Davis Sydnor, Ph. D. and Nick E. D'Amato
Urban Forestry
School of Natural Resources
The Ohio State University
2021 Coffey Road,
Columbus OH 43210
(614) 292-3865