Best in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of drought and dry to medium soil.
Chokecherry is a suckering shrub or small tree growing to 16 feet (4.9 meters) tall. The leaves are oval, 1.25–4 in. (3.2 - 10.2 cm) long, with a coarsely serrated margin. The very ripe berries are dark in color and less astringent and more sweet than the red berries.