Black Cherry Tree

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Black Cherry Tree Description

Black Cherry Tree - Prunus Serotina 

 Black Cherry Tree is an excellent ornamental plant choice for parks and residential areas in the United States. It is among the best residential areas because of its showy foliage and beautiful flowers. The tree is easy to grow and reaches its mature tree height faster than many others. The mature height for the tree is 50-60 feet with a width of 20-30 feet.

The drooping clusters of small white flowers are the showstopper of the plant before the fruit begins to appear in late summer. The flowers are small, usually white with five petals, and contain several flowers in racemes. It has dark green oval-lanceolate leaves of 2 to 5 inches long. These green leaves have finely toothed margins and turn yellow to red in Autumn. The fruit (reddish-brown or dark purple berries) is an important food source for birds.

Black Cherry is a fast-growing tree and can be seen maturing swiftly

In the first growing years, the tree looks like a birch tree with its smooth and thin bark. Over the years, the bark becomes dark grey and scaly and seems broken as it flips up on the edges. The inner bark has a bitter-almond aroma. These trees need total sun exposure of around 6 hours with partial shade for 4 to 6 hours every day. They grow the best in well-drained, moist, fertile, acidic soil but are well-tolerant to dry and alkaline soil.

This tree is insect-pollinated and therefore produces fruit eventually when insects like eastern tiger swallowtails pollinate them. It is one of the trees that bear fruit at a young age and starts giving fruit at around ten years.

Both the fruit and the flowers are a treat to the eyes. Not only humans, but the fruits also seem attractive to wildlife, attracting many birds. The Rum Cherry Trees also act as a shade because of their height and spread, but you can keep them at shrub size if you want. Prune and cut them every 2- 3 years to the ground to get a shrub look. Black Cherry tree is shipped as 2 – 3' bareroot.

These trees have a low flammability rate and have high commercial value. Besides eating the fruit itself, the fruit of this tree is also used to flavor brandy, rum, and wine.  You may find this tree for sale around you, especially if you live near the native areas. It is one of the best choices to buy because this tree invites birds and looks aesthetically pleasing. These trees are straightforward to maintain and grow fast, enabling you to enjoy the beautiful flowers and deliciously sweet fruit soon.

These trees are popular for their beautiful spring flowers, fall foliage, and edible fruit

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Reviews (1)

  • 5
    So unique

    Posted by Dreama Mathis on Jan 05, 2022

    I have one of these trees in my yard it is absolutely stunning it brings in a lot of birds it’s very exotic looking I just bought three from here and they just came in very healthy thank you so much.


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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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