Plant Features: Black Cherry

Black Cherry – Prunus serotina: A small to medium sized tree.

Leaf: Alternate, 2 to 5 inches long, oval to oblong, lance-shaped. Margins are finely serrated, dark green and lustrous above, paler below; usually with a dense yellowish-brown, pubescence along mid-rib.

Flower: White racemes appear when leaves are half to newly formed. Flowers May to July.

Fruit: Flesh is dark purple, almost black when ripe, with a bitter-sweet taste. Matures June to October.