It is an elegant ornamental blooming cherry tree with a thick, broad-rounded crown that generally grows 20-30' tall. Manchuria, Siberia, and Korea are its natural habitats. Its beautiful, peeling golden brown to russet bark is arguably its most well-known feature. In April-May, fragrant white blooms in 6- to 10-flowered clusters (racemes) emerge. Small, glossy black cherries (1/4” diameter) follow the flowers and mature in late July. Jams, jellies, and juices are made from fruits. The medium green leaves (to 4”) are elliptic to oblong in shape with acuminate ends and serrate edges. In the fall, the foliage turns an unremarkable yellow and frequently drops prematurely.
Botanical Name : Prunus maackii Certified
Common Name : Amur Chokecherry, Mandchurian Cherry
Height : 20 – 30 ft
Spread : 15- 20 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 30 days warm stratification followed by 60 days cold.
Hardiness zone : 3-7
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 1875