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Black Cherry vs Amur Maackia

Prunus serotina

Maackia amurensis

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Black Cherry
Amur Maackia

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.

Amur Maackia is a robust and pretty tree often used for urban decoration and landscaping. This tree has coppery peeling bark that can sometimes resemble lace. Its upright clusters of small white flowers usually bloom in midsummer. Amur Maackia's Small size makes it a great choice for small yards or limited space.

BLACK CHERRY QUICK FACTS

AMUR MAACKIA QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 24 m (80 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 14 m (45 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Fall colour: brown
Flowers: white, blooming in april-may
Flowers: upright clusters of small white flowers
Bark: shiny copper colour shedding in curls
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
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: maackia


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