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Black Cherry

Prunus Serotina • Wild Black Cherry

Native

The largest member of the Prunus family, it can grow to be 22 meters tall in southern Ontario however northern species usually only reach 10 meters. Black cherry can grow in a variety of different soils and is an important food source for many wildlife because of its fruit. Black cherry is considered a pioneer species and can be found growing in old fields with a good amount of sunlight.

 

Leaf

Leaves are thick and dark green above, paler beneath with some fine, white hairs

Fruit/Seed

Reddish to blackish cherries in clusters that ripen August-September

Bark

Flaky, reddish-brown scales

Flower

White with 5 petals, flowers in May

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