Prunus serotina

black cherry

Rosaceae

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: To 70 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      black
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers, fall color

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Shade tree. Useful for informal reforestation of old grove land.
Considerations: Leaves and twigs are highly poisonous to livestock, pets and humans.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam

Ecology

Wildlife:
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Bees are pollinators. Birds and other animals eat the fruits.
Native Habitats: Dry sites. Upland mixed forest, upland hardwood forest, secondary woods, old fields, sandhill, ruderal areas.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B

Other

Ethnobotany: Can make jelly from the pitted fruit.