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Black Cherry

Black Cherry

Black Cherry

Prunus serotina

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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 edible and is commonly used to flavor rum and brandy. It is also edible and often eaten fresh or used in wine or jelly. Black Cherry trees typically begin producing fruit when they are 10 years of age.

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.


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BLACK CHERRY
QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Height: 24 m (80 ft)
Spread: 14 m (45 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Flowers: white
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high

Toxicity: bark and wilted leaves toxic to livestock

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

Tags: Accent Trees, All Items, Cherries, Native New Brunswick Plants, Native North America Plants, Native Nova Scotia Plants, Native Ontario Plants, Native Quebec Plants, Shade Trees, Wildlife Attracting, Winter Interest

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Ships to USA: no

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