Species Factsheet

Prunus serotina

Details

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.

Synonyms

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.