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Prunus serotina

Prunus serotina

Prunus serotina

black cherry, wild cherry, black chokecherry, rum cherry

Photograph(s) by*: CM NRCS, RHW

Characteristics

Height: 40-75'
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pread: 20-35'
Flowers: May-Jun.; white
Fruit: Aug.-Sept.; black; fleshy
Fall color: yellow/ red

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 5-7.5
Soil type: Loamy

Habitat

dry to mesic forests, fence rows, old fields, edges of woods

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

birds eat fruit



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1202.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004