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. … Read more

Plant Features: American Holly

American Holly – Ilex opaca: A small to medium sized tree. Leaves alternate, persistant, simple, 2-4 inches longa and 1-2 inches wide. Leaf margin is wavy with stout, stiff, sharp spines. Fruit is a spherical red berrylike drupe about .25 inches in diameter, each containing several 1 seeded nutlets. Bark is Gray and thin with wartlike … Read more

Plant Features: Black Gum

Blackgum – Nyssa sylvatica: A medium-sized tree whose branches stand at right angles to the trunk. Leaf: Alternate, simple, pinnately veined, obovate in shape with an entire margin, 3 to 5 inches long. Rarely toothed. Flower: Not showy, green-white in color, appearing with the leaves, hanging in clusters. Fruit: A dark, purplish-blue drupe, 1/2 inch long, … Read more