Wild Black Cherry Tree

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2-4 Feet
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Product Overview

Prunus serotina

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

Shipping Height: 2-4 feet.

Mature Height: 50-60 ft. It is a moderately long-lived tree, with ages of up to 258 years known.

Soil / Climate: Grows in moist, rich soils, as well as light, sandy soil. Zones: 4-9

Notes: Trees are hardy, fast growing, and long-lived. Leaves are oval with thinly pointed tips. Autumn colors are yellow to orange-red. flowers are small and white. Fruit bears every 3 to 4 years. Fruit is dark purple, sweet and edible.

Fragrant flowers

bloom in May. Has an almond-like odor when a young twig is scratched. Farmers are recommended to remove any trees that fall in a field containing livestock, because the wilted leaves could poison the animals. The fruit of Prunus serotina is suitable for making jam, cherry pies. They are also a popular flavoring for sodas and used in many ice creams, cooking and smoking foods. Cherry timber is considered the Premier timber for cabinetry.

Wildlife: Fruit is eaten by the mallard, turkey, ruffed grouse, bobwhite, pheasant, many woodpeckers, and a wide variety of others.

Additional information on Prunus serotina can be found by clicking on the following link: USDA / NRCS PLANTS Database.


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  • 5
    Wild cherry tree

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 24th 2019

    Glad i finally found these. Easy transaction.

  • 5
    Healthy little trees off to a great start!

    Posted by Jim on Mar 27th 2018

    All three of the wild black cherry trees I ordered are leafing healthily and appear to want to grow quickly! Young trees were packaged very well and arrived in great condition; planted as instructed and within a couple of weeks all three have leafed out and are well on their way to healthy growth.

  • 5
    sweet little tree

    Posted by lydia on Feb 19th 2018

    these trees not only survived the journey but also one of the coldest winters we've seen here in the south for many a year and have already started their new spring growth. I can't wait to see how they grow over the coming years. great tree, I will buy more.