Prunus serotina
Black cherry

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Butterfly FriendlyPart ShadeFall Color
DESCRIPTION
Black cherry
Prunus serotina

Black cherry is a fast growing, large shade tree that is considered to be highly valuable to wildlife. Abundant, fragrant white flowers bloom in spring and provide nectar and pollen for native bees, bumblebees, honey bees and butterflies. In late summer the purple black fruits ripen and attract over 30 species of songbirds. You can also use them for jams and jellies but are too bitter fresh. In the autumn, the foliage takes on a yellow to rose hue. Black cherry wood is prized by woodworkers. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. 

BENEFITS
White flowers attract bees and butterflies in the spring
Over 30 species of birds love the fruit
Could be used to make jams and jellies
Attractive fall color, yellow and rose
Fast growing shade tree
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

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Interesting Facts

Black cherry is a host plant for a variety of butterflies and moths including, the Viceroy and Tiger Swallowtail.

GROWING TIPS

Mature Size: 50-80ft. Wide x 30-60ft. Tall

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Sun Exposure: Part Shade

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