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Black Cherry is a wide-ranging native cherry. It is the largest-growing and most valuable native cherry, with beautiful reddish wood that stains well. Black Cherry ranges from Nova Scotia to Minnesota, south to Texas and Florida with a subvariety growing into Mexico.
Black Cherry grows to around 80 feet tall, as much as 100 feet in the Ohio Valley and Appalachians.
We grow our Black Cherry Seedlings in 1 Quart SuperPlugs - These quart pots enable well-branched root systems, and can be planted directly in the ground. Water well for the first year; in a moist site the tree should really take off the first growing season. Black cherries can grow 6+ feet in one year with good soil moisture and supplemental fertilizing!
|Common Name:||Wild Black Cherry|
|Botanical Name:||Prunus serotina|
|USDA Hardiness Zones:||3-9|
|Flower Color:||White, Pendant Clusters|
|Bloom Time:||Late April-Early May|
|Texture:||Fine (Thin branches and leaves)|
|Habit:||Oval shape in the open, straight and tall in forest.|
|Light Exposure:||Full Sun; Clearcut Land and Forest Openings|
|Soil Moisture:||Moist to Average|
|Soil Texture:||Loam, Clay Loam, Sandy Loam|
|Soil PH:||Acidic to Neutral|
|Landscape Uses:||Shade Tree, Mass Plantings, Forest Establishment|
|Benefits:||Fast Growing, Red Fall Color, Widely Adaptable|
|Ecological Function:||Nectar and Pollen, Larval Food Source, Berries, Shelter|