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Ginkgo Biloba vs Black Cherry

Ginkgo biloba

Prunus serotina

Ginkgo Biloba
Black Cherry

The Ginkgo Biloba is regarded as one of the most distinctive and beautiful of all the deciduous trees, and has remained genetically unchanged for millions of years. Its beautifully fan-shaped leaves develop a clear yellow colour in fall. Graceful and attractive year-round, Ginkgo is the perfect conversation starter in your yard.

Black Cherry is common in eastern North America but a rare find elsewhere. This tree is shade tolerant and is often found in old fields, forest openings, and along fencerows.

The fruit is edible and is commonly used to flavor rum and brandy. It is also edible and often eaten fresh or used in wine or jelly. Black Cherry trees typically begin producing fruit when they are 10 years of age.

Black Cherry wood is a rich reddish-brown color and is strong, making it valued in cabinetry and woodworking. It is often used in reclamation as well.

The leaves can poison livestock as they contain cyanide derivatives and precursors. However, many have noted that deer still seem to browse their trees with impunity and birds and other animals eat the fruit when available.

GINKGO BILOBA QUICK FACTS

BLACK CHERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 4a
Zone: 2a
Height: 18 m (60 ft)
Height: 24 m (80 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 14 m (45 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: golden yellow
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Flowers: white, blooming in april-may
Nuts: Edible and tasty, cook before eating
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Life span: medium
Suckering: none



Toxicity: Uncooked nuts may be toxic in large quantities

Toxicity: bark and wilted leaves toxic to livestock

Other Names: gingko, maidenhair tree
Other Names: mountain black cherry, wild cherry, wild rum cherry