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Black Cherry

The Black Cherry tree, Prunus serotina, is one of American’s 100 most common trees. The tall, deciduous Black Cherry tree is highly valued for its beautifully-grained hard wood, and of course, its tart, dark fruit. While they’re almost too tart to eat fresh, black cherries make terrific ice cream, jam, jelly and brandy; cherries are small and black when ripe.


Several features set this popular tree apart: its profusion of heavenly-smelling white blooms in spring; the iconic clusters of fruit that ripen in late summer; and the strange bark of the mature tree, which resembles bran flakes and smells like almonds (because of its cyanogenic features).


The glossy green leaves of this irregular columnar go to yellow, then rosy-red in the fall. The leaves of the Black Cherry release the distinctive cherry-like aroma of cyanide when crushed. The beautiful white flowers are followed by an abundance of small cherries in summer, which are quickly eaten and spread by birds.


Ideally, Black Cherries should be planted well out into the open sun, in very deep, moist, humusy, well-drained soil. Part-sun is acceptable, but the cherry harvest won’t be as bountiful.


* Food for wildlife


* Fragrant flowers


* Fall color

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Lovely Bark, blooms and fruit Review by Tomorrow
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This is a wonderful accent tree for any garden. Has beautiful bark when young along with pretty white flowers. Produces fruit for wildlife, also is good for jam.
Black Cherry Review by jkol
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I liked it a lot it was in very good condition and it was fun to whatch it rapidly grow
Warning Review by duster
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Customer needs to be alerted that this trees leaves are extremely poisonous to livestock - cattle & horses.
Cherry Review by Charmed
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This is a beautiful tree, and grows extrememly fast.

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Plant Facts

Family Prunus serotina
Foliage Green
Mature Height 50 - 80 feet
Mature Spread 20 - 50 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 3-9
Moisture Widely Adaptable
Mature Form Pyramidal, Conical
Growth Rate Rapid
Sun Exposure Full Sun - Partial Sun
Flower Color White
Fall Color Yellow to Red

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