The chokecherry is a Minnesota native tree. Often found in the northern part of the state naturally. The fruit is quite acerbic but can be used for making jellies, jams, and wine. The cultivated 'Canada Red' or 'Shubert' can be seen on the landscape in the urban environment. These cultivars have a deep red or purple color to their foliage. The trees tend to have issues when planted on the boulevard. They can produce copious amounts of suckers, have witches brooms and can be short lived.