Chokecherry is a medium/large-sized shrub that forms a dense thicket from root suckers. It is used for the outer row in multi-row windbreaks. Chokecherry is good wildlife habitat, providing food and cover for birds and small mammals. Showy white flowers bloom in April or May, and the cherries ripen during July. The cherries can be used for making jelly and wine.
Chokecherry should not be planted near other stone-fruit species because of western x-disease and black knot. Tent caterpillars are often a problem in the spring but rarely kill the plant.
Height at 20 Years: 6-12'
Height at Full Maturity: 6-12'
Suggested Spacing Within Rows: 6-10'
Suggested Spacing Between Rows: 12-18'