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Black Cherry vs Hardy Banana

Prunus serotina

Musa basjoo

Black Cherry
Hardy Banana

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.

The Hardy Banana is a fast-growing evergreen perennial that dies down to the ground each year. A stunning tropical-looking accent for your yard and patio, the Japanese Fiber Banana can be overwintered outdoors in several northern U.S. states and southern Canadian regions. In northern regions, you can bring this plant inside and leave it in your garage. If you enjoy Mexican cuisine, you can use the leaves to make tamales.

BLACK CHERRY QUICK FACTS

HARDY BANANA QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $5.79 - SAVE UP TO 42%
Lowest Price: $9.99 - SAVE UP TO 33%
Zone: 2a
Zone: 5a
Height: 24 m (80 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 14 m (45 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 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
Flowers: large cream to yellow
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: high
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: japanese banana, japanese fibre banana


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