Pin Cherry

Prunus pensylvanica

Native to North America, it is also called Bird Cherry, Fire Cherry or Wild Red Cherry. Its small vibrant red fruits contain seeds with thick seed coats. This species is valued in reforesting woodland habitats after fires.
Habitat:
Dry woods or clearings in mountains.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous large shrub or small tree, growing to 12 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Early to late spring.
Longevity:
Short-lived.
Presence in US:
CO CT GA IA IL IN MA MD ME MI MN MT NC ND NH NJ NY OH PA RI SD TN VA VT WI WV WY
Presence in Canada:
AB BC MB NB NL NS NT ON PE QC SK