About Black cherry
The wild black cherry tree (Prunis serontina) is an indigenous North American tree which will grow to between 60-90 feet tall with lightly serrated, shiny, dark green leaves. Growing black cherries have low branches which tend to droop and brush the ground.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||wild black cherry, rum cherry, or mountain black cherry|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||50.00 to 80.00 feet|
|Flower Colour ||dark red to black in color|
|Bloom Time ||April to May|
|Difficulty Level ||dificult|
Planting and careThere is no difference in care between sour and sweet cherries.Apply mulch to retain moisture.Drape netting over trees to protect the fruit from birds.Water routinely in dry areas.Thinning the fruit is not necessary for cherry trees.Prune trees every year in late winter to encourage the growth of new fruiting wood. Don’t prune in the fall.Fertilize each spring until trees start to bear, then fertilize only after harvest each season.
Black cherry care
Growing black cherries are hardy to USDA zones 2-8. Otherwise, the black cherry tree’s requirements are relatively simple.
The tree prefers some sun exposure but is most often found in the wild as an under story tree, living beneath the canopy of forest and hence often in shadow. Black cherry trees will tolerate a variety of soil media.
Before transplanting black cherry trees, however, keep in mind that the tree is quite messy. The dropping fruit tends to stain concrete and the remaining seeds can be treacherous for anyone walking beneath the tree.
|Sunlight ||Full sun to part shade|
|Soil ||well-drained soils|
|Temperature ||1° to 6° C (34° to 43° F)|
|Fertilizer ||apply any organic fertilizer|
Black cherry special feature
The tree grows best in a slightly acid to neutral pH soil. Avoid wet sites.
Black cherry uses
- Spring blossoms, Fall color, Edible fruit, Showy flowers, Attractive bark
- It is used for colds, whooping cough, bronchitis and other lung problems; diarrhea; gout; digestive disorders; pain; and cancer
- It is also used in cough syrups because of its sedative, expectorant, drying, and cough-suppressing effects
- Fruit of Prunus avium (the common cherry readily available in stores) as well as wild cherry is eaten plain, added to pies, jams, juice, liqueurs and wine
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Black cherry ?
Black cherry is commonly known as wild black cherry, rum cherry, or mountain black cherry
How tall do Black cherry grow?
On average Black cherry grows 50.00 to 80.00 feet
What color are Black cherry ?
A Black cherry plant bears flowers of color dark red to black in color
When Black cherry blooms?
With enough light, Black cherry may produce dark red to black in color flowers in April to May
How hard is Black cherry to grow?
A Black cherry is dificult
How much sunlight does a Black cherry need?
A Black cherry prefers Full sun to part shade
How much water does a Black cherry need?
A Black cherry prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Black cherry need?
A Black cherry prefers well-drained soils
What temperature does a Black cherry like?
A Black cherry prefers 1° to 6° C (34° to 43° F)
How often should I fertilize my Black cherry ?
To encourage Black cherry growth, apply any organic fertilizer
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