Black Cherry

Prunus serotina

Also called the Wild Black Cherry or Rum Cherry, this deciduous tree is native to eastern North America. The trees produce small fruits that turn black when ripe. The sweet, but slightly astringent fruits are used to flavor sodas, ice creams, and Black Forest cakes.
Habitat:
Woodlands, thickets, fence rows.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing to 7.5 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Mid-spring.
Longevity:
Moderate.
Presence in US:
AL AR AZ CT DC DE FL GA IA IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS NC ND NE NH NJ NM NY OH OK PA RI SC TN TX VA VT WI WV
Presence in Canada:
BC NB NS ON QC