Black Cherry



Black Cherry

(7 customer reviews)


Black Cherry (Prunus serotina) is a native marvel, boasting dark, luscious fruits with a rich, sweet flavor. This cherry tree promises a generous harvest, perfect for fresh eating or culinary delights. Its white spring blossoms and autumnal hues make it a year-round garden attraction.

1-2′ Bareroot Seedling

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Requirements and Tolerances

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 3-9
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun
Water Requirements: Moderate
Soil Type: Well-drained
Soil pH: 6.0-7.0
Plant Spacing: 20-30′
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None
Heat Tolerance: Moderate

Physical Characteristics

Rootstock: Colt
Plant Size: 40-50′ tall, 30-50′ wide
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: April-May
Flower Color: White
Fall Color: Yellow-orange
Fruit Size: 1″
Fruit Flavor: Sweet
Fruit Color and Appearance Dark red to black, shiny

Growth and Reproduction

Growth Rate: Medium
Years to Bear: 4-7
Lifespan: 50-150 years
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Harvest Time: August-September
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store up to 2 weeks

Disease Resistance

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Eastern North America
Nitrogen Fixing: No
Bacterial Canker: Moderately Susceptible
Brown Rot: Susceptible
Verticillium Wilt: Moderately Resistant
Armillaria Root Rot: Moderately Susceptible
Cherry Fruit Fly: Susceptible
Aphids: Moderately Susceptible

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 51 × 2 × 2 in
Hardiness Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9



7 reviews for Black Cherry

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  1. William Parker (Verified Customer)

    It was everything I was hoping for out of a bear root tree. Solid root system, strong central stem, well packaged. We’ll see how it handles the coming season, but I think it’s got the best odds I could ask for. Thanks for the great little tree!

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  2. ryan s. (Verified Customer)

    It will take awhile but can’t wait

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  3. Rachel Udall (Verified Customer)

    Not received yet but I’m sure it will be great!

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  4. Ian S. (Verified Customer)

    One of them was already showing signs of leaf growth. So it’s very exciting.

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  5. Megan S. (Verified Customer)

    Plants arrived in great shape. Healthy and ready to plant.

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  6. Michael S.

    This was a much larger black cherry tree than the one I purchased from a different nusery last year for about the same price! I intend to purchase another next year!

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  7. Terrell (Verified Customer)

    Arrived with growth on their tips. Both did very well.

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