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Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:
Less prone to problems than most of the cherries, can be attacked by borers, tent caterpillars and black knot fungus.
In general plants belonging to the genus Prunus
are prone to a number of disease and insect problems and also tend to be short-lived. Prunus serotina
is less prone to some of the common problems; it tend to be longer lived (30-50 years in the landscape, longer in the wild).