Black Cherry
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Black Cherry

Black Cherry

  • 1 seedling
    25 seedlings
    50 seedlings
    100 seedlings
    Unit price per 


Prunus serotina

Also called wild black cherry or rum cherry, it does not tolerate high water tables or poorly drained sites.  It will tolerate shade during establishment, but prefers full sun for best growth. It will re-sprout readily from the root collar or stump following injury.  The wood is highly valued for veneer and furniture.

Current Sale Size: 2 year old bare root seedlings, 18-24"

* Bundles of 25 qualify for Mix & Match discount, see Hardwoods collection for more information.

Growth Rate: Rapid (10-15"+/yr)

Soils:  Loam

Moisture: Dry to Moist

Shade Tolerance: Full Sun to Part Shade

Mature Height: 35-60+ ft.

Deer Damage Potential: Low

Origin: Native

Uses: Wildlife, Naturalization, Flowering

WARNING: Leaves and twigs contain hydrocyanic acid which is poisonous.  Do not allow livestock or pets to consume.  Fruit is edible, but bitter.

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