Home City Plants Application
English
English
繁體中文
日本語
Español
Français
Deutsch
Pусский
Português
Italiano
한국어
Nederlands
العربية

Black cherry
Add to My Garden

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
Add to My Garden
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
Bloom Time
Spring, summer
Flower Color
White
Leaf Color
Green
Yellow
Gold
Brown
* Disclaimer: Content feedback CAN NOT be used as any basis for EATING ANY PLANTS. Some plants can be VERY POISONOUS, please purchase edible plants through regular channels.

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.

Related Articles

Black cherry (Prunus serotina) Black cherry (Prunus serotina)

Scientific Classification

Botanist in your pocket
Scan QR code to download
Cookie Management Tool
In addition to managing cookies through your browser or device, you can change your cookie settings below.
Necessary Cookies
Necessary cookies enable core functionality. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.
Analytical Cookies
Analytical cookies help us to improve our application/website by collecting and reporting information on its usage.
Cookie Name Source Purpose Lifespan
_ga Google Analytics These cookies are set because of our use of Google Analytics. They are used to collect information about your use of our application/website. The cookies collect specific information, such as your IP address, data related to your device and other information about your use of the application/website. Please note that the data processing is essentially carried out by Google LLC and Google may use your data collected by the cookies for own purposes, e.g. profiling and will combine it with other data such as your Google Account. For more information about how Google processes your data and Google’s approach to privacy as well as implemented safeguards for your data, please see here. 1 Year
_pta PictureThis Analytics We use these cookies to collect information about how you use our site, monitor site performance, and improve our site performance, our services, and your experience. 1 Year
Cookie Name
_ga
Source
Google Analytics
Purpose
These cookies are set because of our use of Google Analytics. They are used to collect information about your use of our application/website. The cookies collect specific information, such as your IP address, data related to your device and other information about your use of the application/website. Please note that the data processing is essentially carried out by Google LLC and Google may use your data collected by the cookies for own purposes, e.g. profiling and will combine it with other data such as your Google Account. For more information about how Google processes your data and Google’s approach to privacy as well as implemented safeguards for your data, please see here.
Lifespan
1 Year

Cookie Name
_pta
Source
PictureThis Analytics
Purpose
We use these cookies to collect information about how you use our site, monitor site performance, and improve our site performance, our services, and your experience.
Lifespan
1 Year
Marketing Cookies
Marketing cookies are used by advertising companies to serve ads that are relevant to your interests.
Cookie Name Source Purpose Lifespan
_fbp Facebook Pixel A conversion pixel tracking that we use for retargeting campaigns. Learn more here. 1 Year
_adj Adjust This cookie provides mobile analytics and attribution services that enable us to measure and analyze the effectiveness of marketing campaigns, certain events and actions within the Application. Learn more here. 1 Year
Cookie Name
_fbp
Source
Facebook Pixel
Purpose
A conversion pixel tracking that we use for retargeting campaigns. Learn more here.
Lifespan
1 Year

Cookie Name
_adj
Source
Adjust
Purpose
This cookie provides mobile analytics and attribution services that enable us to measure and analyze the effectiveness of marketing campaigns, certain events and actions within the Application. Learn more here.
Lifespan
1 Year
Download