> Black Cherry Tree
black cherry tree is native to eastern North America, Mexico
and Central America. It is also known as a wild cherry or wild
rum cherry tree. One of the largest cherry trees, the black
cherry tree can grow to heights of fifty to eighty feet with
a mature spread of twenty to fifty feet. The black cherry tree
cherry trees are most commonly noted for their profuse spring
bloom. The fragrant white flowers of the black cherry tree
appear with the spring foliage. The blooms are in slender
pendulous clusters. When the flowers are finished blooming,
they are replaced by drooping clusters of small red cherries.
of the black cherry tree is bitter and inedible directly off
the tree. The cherries can be used to make jams and jellies.
The fruit of the black cherry tree has also been used to flavor
some liquors. The leaves are glossy and green, turning to
lovely shades of yellow in the autumn months.
wood of the black cherry tree is hard and reddish brown. It
is commercially used in a large number of products, such as
furniture, cabinets, gunstocks and musical instruments. A
mature black cherry tree develops dark, scaly bark. Black
cherry trees have many uses in landscaping. Most urban yards
are too small to house these giant beauties, but in a proper
area, a black cherry tree will bring beauty and power to any