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Black Cherry vs Bebbs Willow

Prunus serotina

Salix bebbiana

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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.

This large shrub is native to all of Canada and most of the United States. Its leaves are green on the top and grey on the bottom, and it produces catkin based flowers and non-edible fruit which appears very similar to a group of pine needles.

Bebb's Willow is foraged for by many species including elk, hares, beavers and various birds. It is commonly used to prevent erosion and protect aquatic environments due to its preference for shady, moist environments.

BLACK CHERRY QUICK FACTS

BEBBS WILLOW QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 24 m (80 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 14 m (45 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
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: short
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: beak willow, diamond willow, livid willow, long-beaked willow, smooth bebb willow, smooth gray willow


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