University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Trees for Your Home
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Black Cherry, Wild Cherry
Prunus serotina
Wild Cherry leaves
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8 
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Mature Height: 45-60 Feet
Features: White flowers in spring; yellow to orange fall color.
Culture: Full sun; needs well-drained soil.
Mature Form: Oval
Native To: United States (and Illinois)
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Tolerance: SaltSalt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Screen
Use for: Shade.Shade
Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Orange
Yellow
 
Additional Notes: 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).

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