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Black Cherry vs Yellow Birch

Prunus serotina

Betula alleghaniensis

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Black Cherry
Yellow 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.

Yellow Birch is a large and valuable hardwood species in northeastern North America. The bark on its limbs and young trunks is silvery-yellowish in colour, hence the name. This tree prefers to grow in cool regions with damp or saturated soil.

Yellow Birch can be tapped for syrup, like Sugar Maple. Although the sap has less sugar content, it flows in greater quantity than maple trees.

BLACK CHERRY QUICK FACTS

YELLOW BIRCH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 24 m (80 ft)
Height: 18 m (60 ft)
Spread: 14 m (45 ft)
Spread: 11 m (35 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Fall colour: bright yellow
Flowers: white, blooming in april-may
Bark: shiny yellow to grey silver peels in curly strips, becomes reddish brown when older
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
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: golden birch


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