The jelly I have made from my trees dosen't seem to taste or have the same color us the chokecherry made from the cherries we picked on the ranch in Idaho. Or do I just not remember right? It has been a lot of years.
It is the same plant, Prunus virigiania and depends on how it grows. If in a yard and the root suckers are removed it will grow as a tree. In the wild often these root suckers will form a thicket of plants.