Black Cherry

Prunus serotina

Wild Rum Cherry, American Cherry, Capulin, Cabinet Cherry, Rum Cherry, Black Choke, Mountain Black Cherry, Rum Cherry, Black Cherry

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Deciduous tree species from the Americas with glossy, ovate-lance shaped foliage and white, 5-petalled, starry flowers. These develop into edible, red-black drupe fruits commonly called cherries. This species also has distinctive bark, developing from a smooth, banded appearance in young trees to cracked dark grey to black bark with the texture of burnt cornflakes in mature specimens.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring

Fruiting time

Summer

Special features

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees

Special features

Origin

America, North, America

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Clay, Loam

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Rosaceae

Flower colour

White
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