Chokecherry - identifying by leaf

Chokecherry Tree

Botanical name: Prunus virginiana
Family: Rosaceae (rose)Chokecherry - Prunus virginiana - Bark, Leaves and Flowers

A.K.A. Common chokecherry, Choke cherry

  • Deciduous
  • Small tree 10 -25 ft. in height
  • Simple leaf with fine double teeth on margin
  • Roots create an abundance of suckers
  • Edible fruit sometimes used in jelly and making wine
  • An astringent used medicinally for colds and cough
  • Zone 2