30 BLACK CHERRY Fruit Tree Prunus Serotina Fragrant White Flowers Seeds
Description:NAME: Black Cherry TreeOTHER COMMON NAMES: Mountain Black Cherry / Wild Black Cherry / Rum CherrySCIENTIFIC NAME: Prunus SerotinaCOLOR: White Flowers & Black CherriesPLANT SEEDS: Fall sow seeds or cold stratifyBLOOM TIME: Flowers Apr - MayHARVEST: Fruit Matures in Early SummerHARDINESS ZONE: 4 - 8PLANT HEIGHT: Up to 100'PLANT SPACING: 30 - 40'LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun - Part ShadeSOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: AverageQUANTITY: 30 SeedsOTHER: The Black Cherry Tree is a North American native with delicious edible fruit. The leaves are long, glossy, & smell like black cherry when crushed. In fall, they turn lovely shades of yellow, rose, & orange. These trees are fast growing, long lived, & very ornamental.In spring, tons of fragrant flowers cover the tree in drooping clusters that measure 4 - 6" long. The flowers are replaced by fruit that starts out red & darkens as it matures, ending up a very dark reddish-purple that is almost black. These edible black cherries are often made into jams & pies, wines, & a flavoring for brandy, whiskey, rum, soda, & ice cream.Birds & other small critters love to eat the fruit of the Black Cherry Tree, the flowers are visited by bees & butterflies, & it provides wonderful living habitat for them.The wood of this cherry tree is used for smoking & grilling foods because of the wonderful flavor it imparts. It is also “the” expensive red timber used for "cherry" wood furniture.
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