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Black Cherry vs American Sycamore

Prunus serotina

Platanus occidentalis

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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.

American Sycamore is the largest tree native to eastern North America. Generally too large and messy to be a street tree, American Sycamore thrives in large, open spaces, such as an acreage or farm.

The bark is one of the main features that draw people to this tree. The outer bark flakes off in irregular pieces to reveal an attractive white, green, and cream colored inner layer, providing winter interest.

American Sycamore has an extremely fast growth rate, gaining up to 6 ft in one year, and will easily reach its mature height in a short period of time. Be wary of this trees' root system, as it's typically very extensive and needs lots of room to expand.

Note: American Sycamore is a high maintenance tree and requires regular cleaning of leaves, twigs, strips of bark, and seeds.

BLACK CHERRY QUICK FACTS

AMERICAN SYCAMORE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 24 m (80 ft)
Height: 23 m (75 ft)
Spread: 14 m (45 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
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: high
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: bark and wilted leaves toxic to livestock


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


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