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Black Cherry vs Northern Pin Oak

Prunus serotina

Quercus ellipsoidalis

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Black Cherry
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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.

Northern Pin oak has an attractive but irregular rounded crown with lower hanging branches. This species is one of the few oak species recommended for the prairies and colder areas. Northern Pin Oak prefers drier habitats.

The spectacular fall leaf color of this tree is the primary reason for its popularity. Fall leaves turn orange and red to reddish brown.

Squirrels, jays, deer, and similar animals love its acorns.

BLACK CHERRY QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN PIN OAK QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 24 m (80 ft)
Height: 18 m (60 ft)
Spread: 14 m (45 ft)
Spread: 14 m (45 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Fall colour: red
Flowers: white, blooming in april-may
Nuts: acorns
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Pollution tolerance: high



Toxicity: bark and wilted leaves toxic to livestock


Other Names: mountain black cherry, wild cherry, wild rum cherry
Other Names: hills oak, jack oak, upland pin oak


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