Prunus virginiana

Choke Cherry

Large, thicket-forming shrub to 12' tall, or small tree to 30' tall
Light shade to full sun - woodland edges and fencerows
Prefers rich, moist soils, but grows in sandy and gravelly soils
Small, white flowers in drooping spikes May/June
Deep red/black bitter fruit ripen Aug/Sept
Make delicious jelly
Favourite food source for birds