Other common names:
Choke Cherry, Eastern Chokecherry, Red Choke Cherry, Red Chokecherry|
Rose Family (Rosaceae)
Black Cherry (Prunus serotina) - a tree.
Pin Cherry (Prunus pensylvanica) - a tree.
Spring; White; 5 parts (petals)
Alternate, Simple, Toothed; Alternate, simple.
8 m (26 ft)
Fields and Open Areas; Open areas.
Edible fruits, although they are VERY tart!
Edible but extremely tart, hence the name!
Trees in Canada: 382
Shrubs of Ontario: 211
Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 314
The fruits are edible, although very sour - hence the shrub's name.
Origin and Meaning of Names:
Scientific Name: : of Virginia, Virginian
Great Americans: Chokecherry, from The Monday Garden, by Sue Sweeney
119 photographs available, of which 3 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.
Range Map is at the bottom of the page
Range map for Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)
PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.
(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website
and is displayed here in accordance with their