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Wild Black "Rum" Cherry Tree - Northern Ridge Nursery
Wild Black "Rum" Cherry Tree - Northern Ridge Nursery
Wild Black "Rum" Cherry Tree - Northern Ridge Nursery

Black Rum Cherry Tree

$ 19.99



🧬Scientific Name: Prunus serotina

🗺️USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-9

Black Cherry is a medium to large deciduous tree that can reach a height of 50-100 feet (15-30 m) and a spread of 25-50 feet (7.6-15 m). The foliage of Black Cherry is deciduous and elliptic to lance-shaped, turning yellow, orange, or red in the fall.

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Black Rum Cherry - The Rose Family’s Largest Child

Why Black Cherry?

Black Cherry is a large native tree found throughout the United States. The tree blooms showy white flowers in the early spring, which later turn into dark pea-sized fruits in the late summer, making it the ideal addition to your landscape.

Prunus serotina, grows on moist wooded slopes and upland woods and is confined to canyons, valleys, and rich bottomlands. It prefers full sun to partial shade and can withstand heavy pruning. If grown in the right conditions, the tree grows like a weed and overtakes the landscape with greenery.

Black Cherry is one of the most valued furniture woods in North America. It is used for making toys, handles, interior trim, and medical instruments. The fruit is edible and can be eaten raw or used in wine and jelly to add flavor.

Black Cherry trees can self-pollinate. If bees, birds and other helpful pollinators are not available it could still pollinate because it produces flowers with both reproductive organs.

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Plant Summary

Key Information for Black Rum Cherry Tree (Prunus serotina):

  • 📏Size: Black Cherry is a medium to large deciduous tree that can reach a height of 50-100 feet (15-30 m) and a spread of 25-50 feet (7.6-15 m).
  • 🍂Foliage: The foliage of Black Cherry is deciduous and elliptic to lance-shaped, turning yellow, orange, or red in the fall.
  • 🌼Flowers & Fruit: In late spring to early summer, Black Cherry produces small, white flowers in long, cylindrical clusters. The flowers are followed by small, pea-sized, dark purple to black fruits that are sweet and attract birds and wildlife.
  • ↕️Growth Habit: Black Cherry has a pyramidal to oval crown with ascending branches.
  • ☀️Sunlight: Black Cherry thrives in full sun and prefers open, sunny sites.
  • 🪨Soil: Black Cherry prefers moist, well-drained soil but can tolerate a range of soil types.
  • 🗺️Hardiness: Black Cherry is hardy in USDA zones 3 to 9.
  • 🧪pH Level: Black Cherry prefers a soil pH between 5.5 and 6.5.
  • 🌳Pruning: Pruning of Black Cherry should be done in late winter or early spring before new growth starts. Remove any dead or diseased branches and prune to maintain a central leader.
  • 🐛Pests & Disease: Black Cherry is generally resistant to pests and diseases but may be susceptible to black knot and cherry leaf spot. Regular care can prevent and manage potential issues.
Pollination Information

Pollination of Black Rum Cherry Tree (Prunus serotina):

Black Cherry flowers are hermaphroditic, containing both male and female reproductive parts. The flowers are insect-pollinated and attract bees and other pollinators. The small, dark fruits that follow are a favorite food source for birds and wildlife. Humans also use the cherries for making jams, pies, and beverages like cherry brandy. The tree's wood is highly prized for its strength and rich color, often used in fine furniture and cabinetry. Black Cherry is an essential tree species for various wildlife, providing food, shelter, and nesting sites. The tree's ecological significance makes it a valuable component of forest ecosystems and natural habitats. Efforts to conserve and sustainably manage Black Cherry forests are crucial for maintaining biodiversity and supporting wildlife populations. The tree's cultural significance and economic value also underscore the need for conservation and responsible forestry practices.



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During the first year, you should focus on providing the plant with the right amount of water, sunlight and soil to help it become established. Once the plant has become established and is actively growing, you can begin to fertilize it.

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It is also important to note that over-fertilizing can be harmful to plants, so it's always best to error on the side of caution and start with a lower amount of fertilizer and increase as needed.

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