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Cherry, Black – 24-36″ – OUT OF STOCK


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Black Cherry (Prunus serotina) is a 60 to 90-foot-tall native North American tree which has an oval silhouette. It produces small, bitter fruits which mature during summer and fall from red to dark purple or black.

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Product Description


  • Seedling Size:  24-36″
  • Seedling Age:  2-0
  • Mature Height:  60 – 90 feet
  • Mature Width:  35 – 50 feet
  • Soil Type:  Medium to coarse
  • Moisture:  Dry, moderate or moist
  • Sun:  Full sun or partial shade
  • Growth Rate:  Fast

Key Characteristics of Black Cherry

  • Sometimes used for jams, jellies, or liqueurs, these fruits are highly prized by birds and other wildlife who quickly devour them as they ripen.
  • The finely-toothed, deciduous leaves are dark green and shiny, changing in fall for a short period to lovely shades of yellow, orange, or red, but this varies with weather conditions and among seedlings.
  • The berries stain concrete as they fall in summer. It is recommended to not plant near sidewalks or concrete driveways.
  • The leaves and twigs contain hydrocyanic acid which could poison livestock or other animals if consumed in large quantities.

Visitors Attracted to Black Cherry

  • Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)
  • Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

Help Native Species!

Black cherry is an early and attractive bloomer, supporting pollinators in early spring.

Image Credits 

  • Black Cherry- Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft.,
  • Black Cherry Bark – Bill Cook, Michigan State University,
  • Black Cherry Leaves – Bill Cook, Michigan State University,
  • Black Cherry Flowers – Rob Routledge, Sault College,