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Black cherry (Prunus serotina)


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Type

deciduous tree icon

Deciduous

Status

species native to Canada

Native

Edible fruit/nut tree?

YES

Names

Latin (scientific) name: Prunus serotina

Common English name: Black cherry

Other names:

French name: Cerisier tardif

Habitat

Exists mixed with other broadleaf species. Grows on a large variety of soils.

Other notes

This species is the largest of the Prunus genus native to Canada.

Hardiness zone(s)

2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

  • Zone 0
  • Zone 1
  • Zone 2
  • Zone 3
  • Zone 4
  • Zone 5
  • Zone 6
  • Zone 7
  • Zone 8
  • Zone 9

A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.

For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.

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