Prunus serotina

Black Cherry

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Fast, 1.5-2.5' per year
Mature Height - 50-60, occasionally reaching 100'
Mature Width - 35-50'
Longevity - Medium - mature at 125-175 years

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Flowers are white, fragrant, 0.33" across, May, borne in pendulous, 4-6" long, 0.75" diameter racemes
Fruit - Fruits are red, changing to black, 0.33" across, ripening in August and September and have a bitter-sweet and wine-like flavor and are often used for making wine and jelly.
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Fall Color - The leaves are often a good yellow to red in fall
Bark - Bark is gray-black and scaly on larger trunks.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Best in deep, moist, fertile soils but is also found growing on rather dry, gravelly, or sandy soils in the uplands.
Native Habitat - Ontario to North Dakota, Texas and Florida. Introduced 1629. Zone 3 to 9.
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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Cherry.
- Other plants of the family Rosaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Prunus.
- Other plants of the species Prunus serotina.