Photo Credit
Photo courtesy of Patrick Alexander, USDA PLANTS Database.

Black cherry

Scientific name
Prunus serotina
Plant Family
The white flowers of black cherry trees generally bloom in the spring after the leaves are nearly full-grown, unlike many cherries which bloom before the leaves are out.
Identification Hints

The white flowers of black cherry trees generally bloom in the spring after the leaves are nearly full-grown, unlike many cherries which bloom before the leaves are out.

Did You Know?

Black cherry is one of the species you are encouraged to observe during the Cherry Blossom Blitz in March and April. This species is commonly found in rich woods. It has been planted as an ornamental and in surface mine restoration sites. Black cherry tree wood is highly valued for furniture making.

States
AL, AR, AZ, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV