Prunus serotina (Wild Black Cherry) - Qt Super Plugs


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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.



How to grow Wild Black Cherry


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
Height: 75-125 Feet
Spread: 30-60 Feet
Spacing: 8-12 Feet
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