Monday, May 5, 2014

Canada Red

Another tree that's flowering now and also does well on the Front Range is the Canada Red Flowering Cherry (Prunus virginiana 'Schubert') , aka chokecherry.   

My tree does not appear to produce fruit every year but when it does, the berries become a territorial bird feast.  A robin will often watch the tree from a distance and immediately swoop down to chase away any visiting birds.  In a matter of a few weeks, the tree is picked dry.

More info on the Canada Red.

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