Rose Family

Black Cherry

Prunes serotina

 

 

The tree grows to be sixty to eighty feet tall. The bark is dark and rough and reddish-brown underbark may show where the tree has been bruised. The wood is valued in making furniture.

Leaves are smooth on top and slightly hairy underneath.

The blossoms are white and form long, slender clusters. Fruits are blackish when ripe and attract many birds. Fruits are used to make jelly.


Resources compiled by Dr. Loretta Kuse