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Prunus serotina

Commonly known as black cherry, wild cherry or wild rum cherry, this native tree is easy to grow and provides a long season of interest. White pendulous flower clusters are fragrant and bloom prolifically in spring (late April-May). After blooming, small drooping clusters of red cherries form. As they ripen in summer, the color changes to a dark black-purple. Fruits are bitter and inedible fresh from the tree, however, they can be used to make jams and jellies. Some have even used the fruits to flavor whiskey and brandy. Fruits will attract wildlife.

Leaves will turn beautiful shades of yellow and rose providing great fall interest. As trees mature, they develop a dark, scaly bark. You may even notice a bitter almond aroma coming from the inner bark. Native Americans once used the inner bark in cough and tea-like cold remedies. The black cherry's wood is also prized for it's reddish-brown color and is used for furniture making, musical instruments, cabinets and more. 

Native to eastern North America.

Arrives to you in a 3 gallon pot, approximately 4-5ft tall.

*Please note: Our native plants are field-grown and untreated with pesticides or fertilizers (how it should be!) Because of this, some varieties may show spots, browning or holes in the foliage during the fall months. Our plants have been organically treated if needed and are healthy and strong.


Grown By: American Native Plants in Middle River, MD

Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade


Growing zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 6a, 6b, 7, 7a, 7b, 8, 9

50-80' tall, 30-60' wide

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