Prunus maackii Certified (Amur Chokecherry, Mandchurian Cherry) is a deciduous tree native to parts of Asia, including China, Japan, and Korea. The term "Certified" in the context of Prunus maackii Certified is not a standard botanical designation but may refer to a specific cultivated variety that has been certified for certain qualities or characteristics. Here are some key characteristics of Prunus maackii:
Size and Growth Habit: Prunus maackii can reach a height of 8 to 15 meters (26 to 49 feet) with a spreading, rounded crown. It has a moderate to fast growth rate and develops an open and airy habit.
Leaves: The leaves of Prunus maackii are alternate, lanceolate to ovate in shape, and dark green in color. They have serrated margins and turn yellow to orange-red in the fall, providing a vibrant display of autumn color.
Flowers: Amur Chokecherry produces small white flowers in spring. The flowers are borne in clusters called racemes and have a delicate, sweet fragrance. They attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
Fruit: The fruit of Prunus maackii is a small drupe that starts off green and matures to a black color. The fruit is typically small and not typically consumed by humans due to its astringent taste. However, it may be enjoyed by birds and wildlife.
Bark and Wood: One of the distinctive features of Prunus maackii is its attractive bark. The bark is shiny and coppery-brown, developing exfoliating strips or patches that reveal a lighter inner bark. This gives the tree an interesting visual texture, especially during winter.
Landscape Use: Amur Chokecherry is often cultivated as an ornamental tree in gardens and landscapes. It is appreciated for its attractive bark, showy flowers, and vibrant fall foliage. It can be used as a specimen tree, in mixed borders, or as part of wildlife or naturalized plantings.
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