Black Cherry

Prunus serotina



Medium size, craggy tree grows 50 to 80 feet tall and can reach 100 feet. Cherries are an important food source for many animal species and appear late summer. Likes sun but can tolerate shade. Moist to dry soil conditions.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Wild Black Cherry, Rum Cherry
Plant Family:Rosaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Trees
South Jersey Native Range:South Jersey
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Bloom Time:March to June
Fruit Timing:Late summer
Global and State Rank:G5, SNR
Commercially available landscape plant?Yes
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Loam
Soil Moisture:Dry, Moist
Soil pH:Slightly Alkaline, Acidic, Slightly Acidic, Neutral
Soil pH:5.0 to 7.4
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun
Light Range:Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry, Moist

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