Cherry, Black
(Prunus Serotina)

Prunus Serotina


Size Light Hardiness
50 to 75 ft Sun Zone: 2-8
# Per Bundle Bundle Type Size
25 Seedling (S) 12″-18″
25 Seedling (S) 18″-24″
25 Seedling (S) 2′-3′
10 Seedling (S) 3′-4′

Prunus Serotina is native to eastern North America, Mexico and Central America. It typically occurs in both lowland and upland woods and along streams. It is one of the largest of the cherries, typically growing to 50-75’ tall with a narrow-columnar to rounded crown. It is perhaps most noted for its profuse spring bloom, attractive summer foliage and fall color. Fragrant white flowers in slender pendulous clusters appear with the foliage in spring. Flowers are followed by drooping clusters of small red cherries that ripen in late summer turning dark purple-black in September.