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Black Cherry Tree

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$99.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Full Shade to Full Sun (Can Grow In Most Sunlight Conditions)
  • Mature Height 50 - 80 Feet
  • Mature Spread 30 - 60 Feet
  • Growing Zones 3 - 9

If you are looking for a fast-growing, large tree, then the Black Cherry Tree might just be the answer. Prunus serotina is a wildlife magnet and adored by pollinators. In spring, its scented white blooms appear before its purple-black fruits develop in late summer. A tall tree, this cherry reaches a final height of up to 80 feet.   

Native to parts of Central and Northern America, the Black Cherry Tree is ideal for growing in USDA zones 3 to 9. Forming a large canopy as it matures, the Black Cherry Tree is a great specimen for providing shade.  Perfect for growing as a specimen tree or for attracting more wildlife to your garden. 

Black Cherry Tree Care

With its vigorous, vertical growth, care must be taken at the time of planting to avoid any overhead problems down the line. The Black Cherry Tree is happy in full sun to part shade as long as the soil is moist, but well-drained. However, for the best floral display and fruit production, 6 plus hours of sun per day is advisable. A fertile mulch will help not only conserve moisture but support its growth. 

Annual pruning, especially when young, will help encourage a strong framework of branches and promote good air circulation as the tree matures. Black Cherry is best pruned in fall or winter when dormant. 

Preferring moist soil, regular irrigation of the Black Cherry Tree is recommended until it is established.  

Black Cherry Tree Spacing

When mature, the Black Cherry Tree can grow to 50 to 80 feet tall and 30 to 60 feet across. Due to its impressive final size, ample space must be given to allow it to thrive. 

Black Cherry Tree Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Full Sun (Can Grow In Most Sunlight Conditions)
Mature Height: 50 - 80 Feet
Mature Spread: 30 - 60 Feet
Spacing: 30 - 60 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description: White Shades
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green Shades
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Sensory Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Fragrant
Brand:
Common Name: Black Cherry Tree
Other Name(s): Wild Cherry, Wild Rum Cherry
Scientific Name: Prunus serotina
SKU:
1231010261-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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