Black Cherry
(Prunus Serotina)

A beautiful flowering tree and wildlife boon


The black cherry, or also referred to as the Rum cherry or Wild cherry, is a beautiful flowering hardwood that adds color and a valued hardwood to any property. The cherries it produces are more bitter, and used mainly in homemade jams and  pies, as it has a sharper taste than its cousin the sweet cherry. Its wood is used often for making high quality cabinetry and furniture, and its fruit is great at attracting birds and other wildlife. A great addition to anyone wanting a beautiful spring flowering tree on their property and nature enthusiasts alike. 


Black cherries typically get to be 60-70 ft high at maturity, they prefer full sun and are intolerant of shade. They produce a white flower as seen above, sometime around late may.
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