Black Cherry (1-0)
This widespread, fast growing, native tree is the largest and most important native cherry. It has showy white flowers in May followed by red, turning to black, fruit. Black Cherry's fruit and flowers attracts birds and butterflies, and is used by humans to make beverages and jams. This tree will be tall and thin if crowded or planted where it will receive too much sun. Black Cherry has a distinctive blocky bark that lifts at edges and is prone to stump sprouts. It works well as a woodland edge species, and produces valuable timber when planted in good soils. Black Cherry is cold hardy and tolerant of a wide range of conditions.
- Seedling Size: 12-18"
- Mature Height: Grows 50-60'
- Sunlight: Partial Shade/Full Shade.
- Moisture: Dry-Moist.