Black cherry is a large tree with strong hard wood that is valued for cabinet and furniture making. A mature tree can reach heights of 40-60'. Black cherry is shade tolerant, grows in a variety of soils and is moderately drought tolerant. Their dark purple fruit can be used for jams and wine.
Wildlife Food & Cover: Excellent food-fruits, buds, insects, bark, twigs. Excellent cover-nesting, perching, cavities.
Flowers: White 1/3" across in spring.
Fruit: Edible red-black drupe Aug-Sept.
Ecosystem: Dry Oak Forest, Mesic (Moist) Oak Forest, Maple Basswood Forest
Scientific Name: Prunus serotina
Product Size at Purchase: 12-18"
Product Size at Maturity: 40-60'