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Brandon Elm vs Black Cherry

Ulmus americana Brandon

Prunus serotina

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Brandon Elm
Black Cherry

Brandon Elm is a hardy and adaptable tree. Its dark green foliage turns brilliant gold in the fall.

This cultivar of the American Elm is long-lived and fast growing. Due to its smaller and more compact form than its cousin, the American Elm, Brandon Elm it is often preferred for home landscapes where it can command the extra money required to propagate it.

TreeTime.ca has no plans to produce this tree in the near future.

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.

BRANDON ELM QUICK FACTS

BLACK CHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 24 m (80 ft)
Spread: 8 m (26 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
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high




Toxicity: bark and wilted leaves toxic to livestock

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