Black Cherry Tree, Prunus Serotina
Black Cherry tree is a woody related species belonging to the Prunus family. These plants enjoy plenty of sunlight along with other species growing mostly in old fields far away from structural location concerning their sizes. In springtime, their clusters of tiny white flowers show such beauty hinging in columns. Making it a highly desirable shade tree for your back yard with its very large quantity of small cherries produced every summer. This is an important food source for the birds and animals in the wild life. It is also suitable for making jams, cherry pies, it is an important health source of medicine for common cold, bronchitis, whooping cough, and its barks used to make medicine. The black cherry tress is a large tree that is found in the eastern part of the United States. It may grow seventy feet tall or more. This tree has small white flowers during blooming time. This tree being true to its name will produce cherries. The cherries are red at first but will turn black once they ripened. These cherries are editable and used in many different types of dishes. This tree is often grown on farms and the cherries are sold for commercial uses. Many homeowners will put this tree in their yard since it is very pretty when it is in bloom.
The Black Cherry Tree has flowers that have roughly 20 stamens and 5 small white petals and are very fragrant; there are around 40 flowers on each raceme.
Its fruit is a drupe that is 1 cm in diameter and its colour ranges from green to red at the beginning of growth and then black when ripe. It is usually quite bitter when eaten. The fruit is eaten by birds and sometimes other wildlife. This tree trunk holds strong branches that undergo mutation appearance, with its dark green, spear shape, sharp pointed leaves that turns into shades of yellow and red, in fall season.
Among America's most common trees, the classic Black Cherry Tree is a favorite and is highly-prized for its gorgeous deep grained hard wood. Another amazing asset is its plump, tart cherries.
In spring it gives off sweet scents with its white blooms. It signals the late period of summer with its legendary clusters of rich, dark fruit. Its unique and gnarled bark that is present when the tree is fully formed gives it a unique character and its bark gives off a faint smell of almonds.
Many birds and butterflies will be grateful that you have planted it when they live in its branches.
This tree makes a great addition to any yard or home garden.