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Black Cherry vs Dahurian Birch

Prunus serotina

Betula davurica

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Black Cherry
Dahurian Birch

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.

Dahurian Birch is a rare and interesting ornamental with curling bark. This tree is the first to sprout on bare land and is tolerant of dry, gravelly, and infertile soils. Dahurian Birch can grow in industrial areas or exposed land as long as it has full sunlight.

This tree is ideal for landscaping, ornamental, and ecosystem services.

This tree is not well known, but is a favorite of nursery owners across the country.

BLACK CHERRY QUICK FACTS

DAHURIAN BIRCH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 24 m (80 ft)
Height: 14 m (45 ft)
Spread: 14 m (45 ft)
Spread: 7 m (22 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Flowers: white, blooming in april-may
Bark: showy grey brown bark that exfoliates as it ages
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: bark and wilted leaves toxic to livestock


Other Names: mountain black cherry, wild cherry, wild rum cherry
Other Names: asian black birch


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