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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Prunus serotina Ehrh.
black cherry
PRSE2

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR, SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), CAN (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Multiple Stem
Bloat Low   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 40
Coppice Potential Yes   Height at Maturity 80.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color White   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity Severe
Fruit/Seed Color Black      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 4.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 7.5
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 300
CaCO3 Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 800
Cold Stratification Required Yes   Precipitation, Minimum 21
Drought Tolerance Medium   Precipitation, Maximum 50
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 36
Fire Tolerance Low   Salinity Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 120   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -33
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 4800
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Rapid
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor High
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate None
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal Low
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Low
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human Yes
Fuelwood Product High   Post Product No
Lumber Product Yes   Protein Potential Low
Naval Store Product Yes   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product Yes
 
 
Time Generated: 10/19/2019 09:18 PM CDT