Prunus serotina /Black Cherry

Prunus serotina  / Prunus serotina
Summer canopy showing maturing fruit
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Scientific Name: Prunus serotina
Common Name: Black Cherry
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Spring
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: One of the great trees that provides food for migratory birds in April. The white, fragrant flowers are always abuzz with insects, including honeybees. The fruit are first green, turn to red and are black when ripe. Berries are steeped in vodka and sugar to make "Cherry Bounce," an intoxicating beverage loved by some of the brave.