Mature height: 50-80 feet

Bloom time: May, white

Light: Sun or shade

Soil: dry or moist

Bloom: spring, showy racimes

Fruit: ripens to black; edible in cooking

Leaf: yellow, orange fall

Deer resistance: yes

Landscape: Flowering shade tree

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Black Cherry Tree

3 Gallons
  • Pollinator Value: Very High

    Larval host for more than 400 butterfly and moth species.  Attracts birds, native bees, honey bees, Monarchs. 

    Small, white and fragrant spring flowers hang in racimes.  Red berries turn black in summer.  Birds including bluebirds, blue jays, cardinals, crows, woodpeckers, etc. eat the berries, as do grouse, turkey and mammals including red fox, raccoon, squirrels and rabbits.