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  • Amur cherry (Prunus maackii)

    Spring flowers of Amur cherry.

    Also known as:

    Amur cherry, Amur chokecherry, Manchurian cherry
    Amur cherry is an ornamental tree native to Manchuria, Siberia, and Korea. It has beautiful amber to reddish-brown flaking bark; clusters of fragrant, white hanging flowers in spring; and red maturing to black fruit.

    Size Range:

    • Large tree (more than 40 feet),
    • Medium tree (25-40 feet)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Black cherry (Prunus serotina)

    Leaves and spring flowers of black cherry.

    Also known as:

    black cherry, wild black cherry
    Black cherry is a large, native tree found in the Midwest and throughout the eastern United States. The showy white flowers appear as pendulous clusters in early spring followed by dark, pea-sized fruits in late summer. The mature bark is dark and scaly, often flipping on the edges.

    Size Range:

    • Large tree (more than 40 feet)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
    • Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Chicago area,
    • Illinois,
    • North America
  • Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)

    Also known as:

    blackthorn; sloe
    Blackthorn or sloe is a large deciduous shrub to small tree reaching 9 to 12 feet high with blackish-brown bark and dense, stiff, spiny branches. Native to Europe and western Asia. May be difficult to find in nurseries.

    Size Range:

    • Large shrub (more than 8 feet)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
    • Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Common chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)

    Flowers of common chokecherry.

    Also known as:

    Common chokecherry, Virginia bird cherry, bitter cherry
    A large deciduous shrub or small, 20-foot-high, understory tree often forming a dense colony. Slender twigs form a oval to rounded crown. Clusters of drooping white flowers are followed by dark purple fruit. Native throughout most of the United States but difficult to find in the nursery trade. Susceptible to many insect and disease problems.

    Size Range:

    • Small tree (15-25 feet),
    • Compact tree (10-15 feet),
    • Large shrub (more than 8 feet)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
    • Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Chicago area,
    • Illinois,
    • North America
  • Flowering almond (Prunus triloba)

    Spring flowers of flowering almond.

    Also known as:

    Flowering almond, flowering plum, rose tree of China
    Flowering almond is a large shrub or small tree with bright pink flowers. The double flowering form is more popular in the nursery trade.

    Size Range:

    • Compact tree (10-15 feet),
    • Large shrub (more than 8 feet)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
    • Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Higan cherry (Prunus subhirtella)

    Spring flowers of the higan cherry.

    Also known as:

    Higan cherry, rosebud cherry, spring cherry
    Higan cherry is a small- to medium-sized tree known for its early pink to white flowers in spring. The weeping form is most popular in the nursery trade.

    Size Range:

    • Medium tree (25-40 feet),
    • Small tree (15-25 feet)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Japanese flowering cherry (Prunus serrulata)

    Also known as:

    Japanese flowering cherry
    Japanese flowering cherry is an Asian species known more for its cultivars. The actual species is seldom sold. The cultivars produce showy flowers in spring and some good leaf color in autumn.

    Size Range:

    • Small tree (15-25 feet)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Nanking cherry (Prunus tomentosa )

    Nanking cherry flowering in spring.

    Also known as:

    Nanking cherry, Manchu cherry
    The Nanking cherry is a lovely ornamental shrub with fragrant white flowers appearing before the leaves. Shiny reddish-brown exfoliating bark and attractive scarlet red fruits adds seasonal interest. Use as a hedge or spring specimen in the shrub border.

    Size Range:

    • Large shrub (more than 8 feet),
    • Medium shrub (5-8 feet)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Pin cherry (Prunus pensylvanica)

    Spring flowers of pin cherry.

    Also known as:

    Pin cherry, Bird cherry, Wild red cherry, Fire cherry
    Pin cherry is a fast-growing, slender tree reaching 30 feet tall with a narrow crown, often forming dense colonies. This short-lived tree is often found growing in sunny, dry soils and one of the first trees to appear after fires. Attractive, reddish brown bark is marked with horizontal bands of orange-colored lenticels. Difficult to find in nursery trade. Native to Midwest.

    Size Range:

    • Medium tree (25-40 feet),
    • Small tree (15-25 feet)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Chicago area,
    • Illinois,
    • North America
  • Purple sand cherry (Prunus x cistena)

    Spring flowers and foliage of purpleleaf sand cherry.

    Also known as:

    Purpleleaf sand cherry
    Purple sand cherry is a widely planted deciduous small tree. It has an upright, spreading habit, with reddish-purple foliage and fragrant whitish-pink flowers. It is short-lived and prone to significant insect and disease problems.

    Size Range:

    • Compact tree (10-15 feet),
    • Large shrub (more than 8 feet)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
    • Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Sargent's cherry (Prunus sargentii)

    Spring flowers of Sargent's cherry.

    Also known as:

    Sargent's cherry
    Sargent's cherry is one of the hardier, more adaptable and attractive trees for the Midwest. The tree has beautiful pink flowers in early spring and shiny green foliage that turns bronze to red in fall.

    Size Range:

    • Large tree (more than 40 feet),
    • Medium tree (25-40 feet)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
    • Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Wild plum (Prunus americana)

    A thicket of wild plums in full flower.

    Also known as:

    wild plum, American red plum, August plum, hog plum
    Wild plum, also called American plum is a small, fast-growing, short-lived, colony-forming native tree, commonly found along fencerows, open fields, and roadsides. Abundant tiny white flowers open before the leaves emerge in spring. Plums appear in late summer.

    Size Range:

    • Small tree (15-25 feet)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
    • Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Chicago area,
    • Illinois,
    • North America