Wild Black "Rum" Cherry Tree

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Scientific Name:
Prunus serotina
Hardiness/Growing Zone:
Sun Exposure:
Full to Partial Sun
Growth Rate Per Year:
4-6 Feet
Average Mature Height:
50-80 Feet
Average Mature Spread:
30-60 Feet
Soil Type:
Clay, Loamy, Sandy
Soil Moisture:
Fall Color:
Yellow and red
Wildlife Attractant:
Birds and small mammals
Flower Color:
Can’t Ship To:
Shipping Height:
2-4 Feet
Also Known As:
Rum Cherry

Product Overview

Prunus serotina

The Wild Black Cherry Tree grows well in USDA Hardiness Zones 3-9. It typically thrives in Full to Partial Sun and has a 4-6 Feet growth rate per year. Once full grown they can reach a height of 50-80 Feet and 30-60 Feet in spread. The Wild Black Cherry Tree does best in Well-Drained Clay, Loamy, Sandy soil. In fall expect to see the leaves transition to a beautiful hue of Yellow and red. Be ready to see a variety of wildlife drawn to the Wild Black Cherry Tree as they can attract Birds and small mammals. Once in bloom the flowers will be White in color. When receiving your plant they will ship to you between 2-4 Feet in height. We unfortunately cannot send these to the following states: AK, CA, HI. We apologize! We only ship to the Continental U.S. and some states and the USDA have restrictions on specific plants. Please refer to the above section for a breakdown of the plant details and information. Happy Planting! Also Known As: Rum Cherry 

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  • 5
    Wild Black Rum Cherry Tree

    Posted by Darin Dillon on 05/11/22

    Yes! I love the trees ordered plus received. I am eager to get them planted and soon see very edible fruit for eating. Thanks to all at the Tree Store for your expedience, professionalism and such wonderful products!

  • 4

    Posted by Troy W Forbus on 06/16/21

    I just got the two trees yesterday. They were alive and looked okay. They were planted this morning and I'm sure I won't know how they will do for about two weeks.

  • 4
    wild black rum cherry tree

    Posted by Rebecca Esparza on 04/18/21

    ordered 2 trees. they were 2-3 ft tall and they arrived alive and well, with bare roots and buds just starting. Planted per instructions.

  • 4
    black rum cherry

    Posted by Unknown on 04/12/21

    Tree came in very good shape and is doing well. I only wish it could have been delivered a couple of weeks sooner as .

  • 5
    Black Rum Tree

    Posted by Richard on 03/13/21

    Very well packaged and healthy Tree.

  • 5
    Perfect Conditions

    Posted by Espinoza on 10/03/20

    This is my second time buying Wild Black Cherry tree, it arrives in the season, comes dormant but alive. The package is perfect for the length of the tree, comes with a very detailed instructions to follow and the length of the tree its more than i expected. The first time i ordered my Black Cherry came with 2 free Juneberries THANK YOU SO MUCH ❤️ this time around no gifts but my tree came in great conditions

  • 5
    Great Start!

    Posted by Scott Lonsberry on 04/29/20

    Bought three wild cherry trees. After soaking dry roots overnight as instructed and planting, they are ALL doing wonderfully. Very exciting to get this host tree for Yellow Swallow Tail butterfly growing at my home.

  • 5
    Wild cherry tree

    Posted by Unknown on 04/24/19

    Glad i finally found these. Easy transaction.

  • 5
    Healthy little trees off to a great start!

    Posted by Jim on 03/27/18

    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.