Prunus virginiana var. demissa
Common name: 
Western Chokecherry
Pronunciation: 
PROO-nus ver-jin-ee-A-na
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous, thicket forming shrub, mostly 7-12(20) ft [2-4(6) m] tall.  Leaves pubescent below, more cordate and rounded at the base than the Common or Eastern Chokecherry  [P. virginiana (P. v. var. virginiana)].  Fruit black when ripe.
  • Sun or partial shade.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4         Native range from British Columbia southward into northern Mexico, Texas, and California (except the coast and Central Valley)  May not be agreement on this distribution.
  • demissa: drooping
  • Dallas, Oregon: Delbert Hunter Arboretum
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