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Black Cherry vs Manchurian Walnut

Prunus serotina

Juglans mandshurica

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(we don't know if or when this product will be restocked)

Black Cherry
Manchurian Walnut

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.

Manchurian Walnut is a large, broad and often multi-stemmed tree with ornamental qualities. This tree produces large, thick-shelled nuts that ripen in the fall. These edible walnuts are reportedly difficult to crack open. They are useful for attracting wildlife, especially squirrels.

The Manchurian Walnut contains and exudes much lesser quantities of allelopathic compounds, such as juglone (common to walnuts), that may prevent or impair growth of nearby plants. Therefore, it is commonly embraced as a safe walnut to plant.

There are reports of rare this species surviving winters to -45C with specimens growing and thriving in Alaska and Edmonton.

There is no regular supply of this species. It is rare and not produced each year.

BLACK CHERRY QUICK FACTS

MANCHURIAN WALNUT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2b
Height: 24 m (80 ft)
Height: 21 m (70 ft)
Spread: 14 m (45 ft)
Spread: 12 m (40 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Flowers: white, blooming in april-may
Bark: light grey with broad planes between long deep dissures
Nuts: thicker and with more shell than meat than other species making them hard to crack, similar to butternut
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
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: chinese walnut


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