name botanical:Prunus virginiana
other name:Virginia Bird Cherry
other name:Western or Black Chokecherry
family:rose family (Rosaceae)
height:up to 10 m (30 ft)
The leaves are glossy green, ovate and the short petiole is reddish. The lower leaf surface is dull, the leaf margin is serrated and the leaf position is alternate.
The small white flowers appear in large grapes and appear with the leaf shoots. The flowers smell little.
gender distribution:monoecious / hermaphrodite
The round fruits are red first, later black and 1 cm (0.4 in) in diameter.
The branches are red-brown. The buds are light brown, ovate, pointed and protrude.
bark:The bark is brown and has many lenticels.
location:sun to shade
soil:sandy - loamy
ph value:neutral to alkaline
single tree or planting in groups in parks,high hedges, gardens
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