The leaves are finely serrated.
Autumn foliage of the Wild Black Cherry
Mature bark of Prunus serotina.
Bark of young Prunus serotina.
The bark of Prunus serotina is quite distinctive and easy to identify.
Prunus serotina in early April, west KY
Flower stalks forming on the Prunus serotina, Wild Black Cherry, early April, west KY
Blooms of the Prunus serotina, late April, west KY
Tent catapillars find the leaves of the Wild Black Cherry, Prunus serotina quite attractive and can be a terrible nuisance.
Green fruits of Prunus serotina in mid May, west KY
Fruits of Prunus serotina start to ripen in early August in west KY
One of my Black Cherry saplings
Wild Black Cherry
Wild black cherry exhibiting its intense purple fall color, 11/23/07, Scott County KY
Wild black cherry can be an exceptional host to local strains of mistletoe, 12/28/06, Louisville KY
Wild black cherry aged specimen displaying its winter form, 2/09/08, Scott County KY
Leaves and flowers budding out, mid-March, Western Arkansas.
Bark and leaves
Under the canopy
Bark of the Chokecherry/Black Cherry/Rum Cherry
Close-up of the fruit, turning from red to black.
Getting ready to bloom
The sole surviving cherries starting to ripen on my tree. I don't know what happens to them.
Late March, full of blooms.
End of July Fruit
March 12, 2011
aerial view of a seedling (it's about 2 inches tall)
side view of Prunus serotina seedling
The white flower cluster in early May in se Pennsylvania in 2015
A mature tree, though not full-sized, in early May 2015 in bloom in se PA