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Prunus serotina

 

Michigan Native: Yes

 

Alternate Names

Wild black cherry, mountain black cherry, rum cherry

 

Description

Rose Family (Rosaceae). Native trees are 38 m tall; bark of larger trunks fissured and scaly, but thin. Leaves: alternate, simple, ovate to oblong- lanceolate, 5-15 cm long, 2.5-5 cm wide, with finely toothed margins, glabrous or commonly with reddish hairs along the midrib beneath, near the base. Inflorescence is an oblong-cylindric raceme that is 10-15 cm long at the end of leafy twigs of the season, with numerous flowers; calyx tube of short lobes, petals 5, white. Fruits: berry-like, about 8-10 mm in diameter, obovoid, black when ripe; seed a single, black, ovoid stone 6-8 mm long. The common name is from the black color of the ripe fruits.

 

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https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=PRSE2

Cherry, Wild Black

SKU: SP-Dec-CheWB
$5.00Price
  • 2-3 ft. tall