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.
|Black cherry – Prunus serotina|
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|6702 Marshall St., Milford||299||178||105||64|
|1064 Rising Sun Rd., Camden||247||133||100||58|