File:Prunus virginiana flowers.jpg Prunus virginiana var. demissa
Common Name Western Chokecherry
Latin Name Prunus virginiana
Native Habitat Riparian, 0 to 8,200 feet
Soil Moist
Water Regular
Height X Width Maximum 30 feet X 30 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green deciduous
Garden Suitability Songbird, Mountain, Ethnobotanical
Ornamental Value Shade, evergreen, large acorns
Nature Value Fruit eaten by birds
Native American Uses Fruit eaten raw or cooked, dried fruit ground and used in gruel and to make sauce, green dye from leaves, tea from leaves and bark, purple dye from fruit.  Do not eat if fruit has a bitter taste.  Seed can contain high concentration of hydrogen cyanide.
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    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261