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Black Cherry

Prunus serotina

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Shrub
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Moderate-high
Sun Partial shade
Pollinators Bees, butterflies
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
8-20' × 8-20'
Flowering Season March-July
Flower Color White
Minimum Temperature Range -40 °F
Leaf Description Deciduous in the winter, waxy with fine serrations
Fruit Dark cherries
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Elevation Range 4500-7500 ft.
Description Black cherry is a riparian shrub or small tree, which occurs along forested streams in the mountains of Arizona. The first thing to keep in mind with this species is that it will want reliable and substantial moisture to thrive. Leaves are mostly glabrous, and branch tips carry spikes of gorgeous white flowers followed by small, dark cherries which are a good food source for birds and mammals.