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Prunus pensylvanicaPrunus pensylvanica

pin cherry, fire cherry

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 20-35'
Spread: 20-35'
Flowers: May; white
Fruit: Jul.-Sept.; bright red; fleshy
Fall color: yellow

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: 4.3-6.6
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

wooded areas; pioneer species after fires

Native to

Region: Mountain *
States: MD WV VA PA NY

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/471.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004