Species Factsheet

Prunus serotina


Complete name: Prunus serotina Ehrh.
Taxonomy: Magnoliophyta » Magnoliophyta » Rosopsida » Rosales » Rosaceae » Prunus serotina
Authors: Stefan Klotz
Last updated: January 7th, 2007

Common Names

Black cherry, wild black cherry.


Cerasus serotina (Ehrh.) Loisel.
Padus serotina (Ehrh.) Borkh.
Prunus serotina Ehrh.

Short Description

This tree can reach up to 35 m in height. Leaves are entire and shiny. Flowers are white and organized in an oblong-cylindrical raceme 10-15 cm long. Fruits are blackberries, about 8 mm in diameter. Wood and fruits are used commercially.