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Amur Chokecherry
Catalogue A# 0098-046 SG17
GPS 45D 43' 56" N / 108D 37' 16" W

Prunus maackii

Family: Rosaceae

Origin: Eastern Asia

Location: Sensory Garden-north and south islands

Number in accession: (4) original (3) surviving

Curator's note: Unique bark-photos from 2015

This 24 inch Amur chokecherry provides overall benefits of: $55 every year. 


Amur cherry is an ornamental tree native to Manchuria, Siberia, and Korea. It has beautiful amber to reddish-brown flaking bark; clusters of fragrant, white hanging flowers in spring; and red maturing to black fruit.

overallbenefitsMA224Park or other vacant

Tree or Plant Type: Tree
        Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
        Native Locale: Non-native
        Landscape Uses: Massing, Shade tree, Specimen
        Size Range: Large tree (more than 40 feet), Medium tree (25-40 feet)
Mature Height: 35-45 feet
Mature Width: 25-35 feet
        Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
        Hardiness Zones: Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5,Zone 6, Zone 7
        Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained soil
        Acid Soils: Tolerant
        Alkaline Soils: Tolerant
        Salt Spray: Moderately Tolerant
        Soil Salt: Intolerant
        Drought Conditions: Tolerant
        Poor Drainage: Intolerant
        Planting Considerations: May be difficult to find in nurseries
        Ornamental Interest: Spring blossoms, Showy flowers, Attractive bark
        Season of Interest: Early winter, Mid winter, Late winter, Early spring, Mid spring, Late spring, Mid summer, Early fall, Mid fall
        Flower Color & Fragrance: Fragrant, White
        Shape or Form: Pyramidal, Round
        Growth Rate: Moderate, Fast
        Transplants Well: Yes
        Wildlife: Birds

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