Black Cherry

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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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Environmental Requirements

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

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 40-50′ tall, 30-50′ wide
Plant Spacing: 20-30′
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Rootstock: Colt

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: April-May
Flower Color: White

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit Size: 1″
Fruit Flavor: Sweet
Fruit Color and Appearance Dark red to black, shiny
Harvest Time: August-September
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store up to 2 weeks
Years to Bear: 4-7

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Bacterial Canker: Moderately Susceptible
Brown Rot: Susceptible
Verticillium Wilt: Moderately Resistant
Armillaria Root Rot: Moderately Susceptible
Cherry Fruit Fly: Susceptible
Aphids: Moderately Susceptible

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Foliage Color: Green
Fall Color: Yellow-orange
Lifespan: 50-150 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Eastern North America
Nitrogen Fixing: No