Chokecherry Prunus virginiana
Schubert Chokecherry Prunus virginiana 'Schubert'
Leaves: Simple, alternate, finely and sharply serrate with prominate glands on the petiole
Buds: Quite large, pointed
Twigs: Stout, light brown to dark reddish brown, somewhat mottled. Inner bark with strong disagreeable odor.
Fruit: Drupe borne in racemes; black and ripe. (favorite for jelly making)
Bark: Dark Gray
The Shrub: Found in all parts of the state of ND along streams, ravines, and native woodlands.
Widely planted as shelterbelts
Wildlife value: Excellent cover and summer food (fruit, buds, bark, wood, foilage) source to over 80 species of wildlife including upland game and song birds, fur bearers, game animals, small mammals, and hoofed browsers
|RED LEAF- is the Schubert or Canada Red Cherry|
|Fruit of the Chokecherry is called a Drupe and the bunch is called a racemes. Notice the finly serrate edge of the leaf||Arrangement of leaves is alaternate|
The flower of the chokecherry is white or a pale pink