Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Fast, 1.5-2.5' per yearMature 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 racemesFruit - 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.Leaf - Fall Color - The leaves are often a good yellow to red in fallBark - Bark is gray-black and scaly on larger trunks.Other Features - Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
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.Diseases and Insects - Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
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.