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Black Cherry vs SkyFest Poplar

Prunus serotina

Populus x deltoides jefcot

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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.

Bred by Jeffries Nurseries, the Skyfest is a fast growing, tall cottonwood with excellent disease resistance and adaptability to many kinds of soil. In the fall, its leaves turn a golden yellow.

This species has an aggressive root system, making it unsuitable for planting close to buildings but very drought resistant and an excellent choice for shelterbelts.

BLACK CHERRY QUICK FACTS

SKYFEST POPLAR QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 24 m (80 ft)
Height: 24 m (80 ft)
Spread: 14 m (45 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Hybrid: yes
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Flowers: white, blooming in april-may
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high



Toxicity: bark and wilted leaves toxic to livestock


Other Names: mountain black cherry, wild cherry, wild rum cherry
Other Names: seedless cottonwood


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