Plant Care Black chokecherry
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Black chokecherry

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Prunus serotina
Prunus
Rosaceae
Rosales

How to care for Black chokecherry

Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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 🏡.

Nutrients

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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Black chokecherry

Black chokecherry

Black chokecherry


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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