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Black cherry

A species of Prunus, Also known as Rum cherry, Mountain black cherry
Botanical name : Prunus serotina Genus : Prunus

Black cherry, A species of Prunus
Also known as:
Rum cherry, Mountain black cherry
Botanical name: Prunus serotina
Genus: Prunus
Black cherry (Prunus serotina)

Description

Black cherry (Prunus serotina) is a medium-sized, deciduous forest tree native to the Americas, but also naturalized in parts of Europe. It features inflorescence with small white blooms that become clusters of dark cherries, edible when pitted. Mature trees have gray-to-black, distinctly crackled bark. The glossy leaves are poisonous to livestock. It is a highly reproductive pioneer species with invasive potential.
Plant Type
Tree
Lifespan
Perennial
Bloom Time
Spring, summer
Leaf Color
Green
Gold
Brown
Toxic
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General Info

Name story

Black cherry
The easiest way to identify this tree in the forest is to observe its tree bark which is chapped and splintered, and usually dark gray or black in color. Its grape-like black berries also make it easy to recognize at first glance. With regard to its unique black berries, it was named the black cherry.
Rum cherry||Whisky cherry
When you see a tree full of black cherries, you can't help but want to taste them. People living in the Appalachian region have been consuming them as a drink by adding it to rum or brandy. With the addition of cherry in these alcoholic drinks, it has become a popular drink favored by many known as rum cherry and whisky cherry.

Symbolism

Love, Divination, intuition, longevity, prosperity through effort and good fortune

Usages

Garden Use
Black cherry is quite a common tree, found in parks and gardens across North America and Europe (though it is considered invasive in western and central Europe). The lush clusters of white blossoms in the spring make it a highly sought variety of tree. Because of black cherry's height, it works well along borders or as a standalone specimen in big yards. It is great for prairie and meadow gardens, particularly when planted with dandelions, daisies, and marigolds.
Black cherry (Prunus serotina) Black cherry (Prunus serotina)

Scientific Classification

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