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American Elm vs Black Cherry

Ulmus americana

Prunus serotina

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American Elm
Black Cherry

American Elm is fast growing, tall tree with a recognizable and pleasing shape.

It's well suited for urban environments because of its non-invasive roots and ability to grow on harsh sites (quite salt tolerant). American Elm develops a wide, dense canopy that provides shade for many city streets around North America.

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 used to flavor rum and brandy. It is also edible and often eaten raw or used in wine or jelly.

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.

AMERICAN ELM QUICK FACTS

BLACK CHERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Height: 24 m (80 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 14 m (45 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: bright yellow
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Flowers: white, blooming in april-may
Bark: dark, ashy gray with ridges
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: up to 200 years
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high




Toxicity: bark and wilted leaves toxic to livestock

Other Names: water elm, whilte elm
Other Names: mountain black cherry, wild cherry, wild rum cherry


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no