This species of cherry is native to all provinces in Canada, making it a very wide-ranging tree. It grows to a small shrub size, roughly 1-6m tall, sometimes exceeding 10m in good conditions. The leaves are green, oval, 3-10cm long and finely serrated. The numerous flowers are produced in long racemes of many individual buds. The fruit is 6-12mm in size and ranges from bright red to dark red or almost black with a very astringent taste.
Germination: Soak in water for 24 hours, then cold stratify for 60-90 days. Sow seed 1-2cm deep in a mulched seed bed in warm temperatures to germinate.
Packet contains at least 25 seeds.