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Black Cherry

Black Cherry
(Prunus serotina)

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NOTE: Ships in the spring.

8"-12" bare-root seedling.

The Black Cherry is native to Canada and eastern United States.  It is an attractive tree with long stems of white flowers and great yellow fall color.  

Food Uses

Cherries must be pitted (pits contain cyanide) and usually used in jams, jellies, pies, and extracts for drinks and syrup.

Medicinal Uses

Inner bark used in cough syrups, sedatives, and tonics.


The fruit is eaten by many birds and mammals and the flowers attract native bees, honey bees, and butterflies.

Warning: All parts Prunus species except the fruit are toxic


Size: Up to 100' tall.
Ripening Date: August to September
Years to bear: 
Taste: Tart

Growing Conditions

USDA Zone: 
Light Exposure: Part Shade to Full Sun
Soil Type: Dry to moist soil
Soil PH: 6.8-7.2