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Black cherry

Black cherry

Black cherry

Black cherry
Prunus serotina

Common throughout the state, the native black cherry is  found in abandoned fields, hedgerows, and immediately after timber harvests. Many cherry hybrids can endure urban conditions and are used as street plantings in cities. Black cherry fruit is a food staple for many bird species throughout Delaware and cherry wood is highly valued for furniture and cabinets.

Cherry flowers appear from April to June and  fruit ripens from early to late summer. Cherry trees can host eastern tent caterpillar and fall webworm infestations.

 

 

 

 

 

Location Points C.B.H. Height Crown
513 West Spruce St., Seaford 280 202 62 65
6702 Marshall St., Milford 278 182 78 73
113 3rd St., Wyoming 253 175 66 49