Plant Care Western Chokecherry

Western Chokecherry

Also known as

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


Prunus serotina

How to care for Western Chokecherry


How often to water your Western Chokecherry

Water needs for Western Chokecherry
0.5 cups
every 9

Western 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 Western Chokecherry

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Western Chokecherry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

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

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

Western Chokecherry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Western Chokecherry

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Western 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 Western Chokecherry after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Western Chokecherry

Western Chokecherry

Western 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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