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Prunus pensylvanicaPrunus pensylvanica

pin cherry, fire cherry

Photograph(s) by*: RHW


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


wooded areas; pioneer species after fires

Native to

Region: Mountain *
States: MD WV VA PA NY


Songbird Small mammal *
high wildlife value


 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
Last updated: 1 October 2004