Height: 6-10 feet, 3- to 4-foot spread
Bloom time: April to May, white
Growing conditions: Well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.
Fun fact: Several Native American tribes including the Dakota and Cheyenne considered the Chokecherry its most important fruit.
Photo: Andrey Zharkikh
Red Chokeberry 'Brilliantissima'
Glossy red berries and superior red fall color. Big fruit producer, glossy red berries through December. Good winter food for birds. Best planted in mass for borders and for soil stabilization near ponds or other wet areas.
Native substitute for the invasive Euonymus alata (burning bush).