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Prunus Virginiana-Shubert (Shubert Chokecherry)


The Shubert variety of the Chokecherry has a deep purple tone which adds variety to any landscape. This landscaping tree has a medium growth rate and will reach 20-30′ tall and can live up to 40 years! Additionally, we should note that this is the self-pollinating variety, so it doesn’t require a second plant nearby to set fruit. This is awesome because you can easily enjoy the white flowers in the spring followed by black cherries which can be used in jams, preserves, and other baking sauces.

This tree thrives in full sun and does best in average to evenly moist conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH but will get cranky in standing water. Additionally, It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner-city environments. So, if you are out in the county or in the city, you can enjoy the rich purple tree or the birds, bees, and butterflies it will attract.

This variety of Choke cherry will sucker to form colonies in the wild which can provide a lovely hedge or windbreak or you may opt to remove suckers to prevent any unwanted spread. Note: In areas prone to ice storms or heavy wet snows this tree is susceptible to branches breaking as the wood is weak.

Interesting Fact: All varieties of Chokecherries are likely to get Black Knot Fungus. But don’t worry, they can live a long, long time with this disease. Just periodically cut out the visible swelling and your tree will live for many more years.


Colorado Hardy Plants are just that… hardy! We have sought out plant varieties that provide low maintenance, use little or no water once established, and are simply hardy enough to grow where others don’t. We grow and ship our plants in 5″ or quart-size (in certain varieties) plastic containers. Knowing that the root system is the most important part of the plant we guarantee. our plants to have a large root system that fills the container.

CHP is a small family operation! We propagate, pot, water, prune, and personally package the plants you order from us. Most of our plants are grown from cuttings taken from the plants or seeds collected nearby the nursery at an elevation of 6300 ft. Our weather is extreme with temps below 0 are common in the winter and intense sunlight all summer long. We don’t grow plants in heated greenhouses, they have to be able to survive the elements!

Please note that deciduous plants ordered in the winter months and early spring will have been pruned a minimum of 30% compared to photos and may have no leaves

Our nursery is also licensed and inspected by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Nursery Division and holds a current Japanese Beetle Certificate. We only ship USPS Priority Mail, so your plants are sure to arrive quickly. You’ll note in our feedback that our shipping process is a sight to behold.

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