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The Advantages Of Planting Black Cherry Trees
Black Cherry - Prunus Serotina
The Black Cherry Tree is versatile, and beneficial for any backyard landscapes. It is a perennial, flowering every year followed by cherry fruits. It's most defining feature is its hanging cone-like white petals in the early summer. It has a very whimsical appeal that makes this tree all the more enticing to admire because of its drooping nature. It has the most fragrant smell when the wind blows.
It's one of those trees that you can smell its flowers from afar. This is perfect for attracting beneficial insects. In the late summer, the Black Cherry produces red to black fruits. Almost everybody loves a sweet cherry fruit--, especially from your backyard. You can make jams, jellies, smoothies, or pies with the surplus cherries. Planting this Black Cherry is a way of providing free food for yourself and the little creatures around you. These trees can be used to feed wildlife, feed yourself, be an ornamental tree for the backyard, or be used for woodworking when it grows to maturity.
For instance, the wood can be used for furniture, posts, and toys. Its dark bark is a beautiful contrast to its white flowers. The Black Cherry tree is a cold hardy plant that can tolerate Zones 3 to 9, which means almost anyone with a backyard in the United States can plant this tree. The Black Cherry can be grown in a variety of acidic and alkaline soils, including dry or sandy soil types. It becomes best when soil conditions are moist, fertile, and loose in full sun to partial shade.
The Black Cherry is a fast grower, as well, and it can grow to be 50-60 feet in height when it has lived a long life. Often, they can be found around property borders, and on roadsides; but it is recommended to get a tree from the nursery. When buying the Black Cherry from a nursery, the tree will be more accessible to prune to fit your backyard.
The Black Cherry tree is a wonderful tree for planting on the lawn. In the springtime, it will produce incredible pink blooms that will attract bees and many different butterflies. These blooms will be replaced by the fruit which is a small berry that will be a dark color when ripe.These are fast-growing trees and will grow 2 to 3 feet per year. These trees are low maintenance and will not require very much to keep them healthy. They will attract a variety of wildlife.