Amur Chokecherry (Prunus maackii)
Amur Chokecherry is a rounded, dense tree that can be grown with single or multiple stems. It is very cold hardy, and conversely will show stress in hot, dry sites. The flowers are white in dense racemes, and appear on the previous season's wood in April or May. The flaky bark is brownish yellow to dark red. Some trees show quite a bit of exfoliation, while others do not. The black fruits are often eaten by birds before they ripen. This tree does best in a moist well drained site.