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HEIGHT:20 - 30 feet
SPREAD:18 - 25 feet
DISTINCTIONS:Fast growing; salt tolerant; clusters of flowers in spring; purple-black fruits; well branched, suitable for screening; flower spikes held up from the branches.
LIMITATIONS:Susceptible to black knot disease; suckers at the base unless grafted onto European bird cherry or Amur chokecherry root stock; sometimes spread by seeds but not to the extent of P. padus.
HARDINESS:INT, SC, SE (Zone 2)
ORIGIN:North America
CULTIVARS:‘Canada Red’ young leaves are green and turn maroon in early summer; flowers pinkish-white; redder leaves and straighter trunks than ‘Shubert’; plant in protected locations in INT, susceptible to dieback.; ‘Shubert’ young leaves are green and turn maroon in early summer; white flowers.
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The information for this Deciduous Tree (246) was last updated on: 2010-12-07 19:40:54
    
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