Plant Care Black Chokecherry

Black Chokecherry

About Black Chokecherry

Black Chokecherry is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Black Chokecherry likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Black Chokecherry belongs to the Prunus genus, and is native to North America.

⚠️ Black Chokecherry is extremely dangerous if consumed. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian immediately. These plants are not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.


Prunus serotina

Also known as

Western chokecherry, Wild black cherry, Black cherry, Rum cherry and Mountain black cherry

How to care for Black Chokecherry


How often to water your Black Chokecherry

Water needs for Black Chokecherry
0.5 cups
every 9

Black Chokecherry needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Black Chokecherry

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Black Chokecherry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Black Chokecherry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Black Chokecherry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Black Chokecherry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Black Chokecherry in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Black Chokecherry

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Black Chokecherry: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Black Chokecherry after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Black Chokecherry is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Black Chokecherry

Black Chokecherry

Black Chokecherry

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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