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Black Cherry vs Douglas Maple

Prunus serotina

Acer glabrum

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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.

Douglas Maple is a fast growing and long lived short tree. The leaves of the Douglas Maple are densely packed and end very close to the ground, making it an excellent tree for ensuring privacy.

In the fall, the leaves make a brilliant change to red or orange, depending on the tree.

BLACK CHERRY QUICK FACTS

DOUGLAS MAPLE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 24 m (80 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 14 m (45 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Fall colour: red
Flowers: white, blooming in april-may
Flowers: drooping stalks of greenish yellow flowers in april-june
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
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: box maple, dwarf maple, new mexico maple, rock maple, rocky mountain maple, sierra maple


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