Prunus emarginata Bitter Cherry

  • Plant type
    • Deciduous Tree
  • Native or non-native
    • Native
  • Sun & shade levels
    • Full Sun
    • Part Shade
  • Soil conditions
    • Dry
    • Moist & Well-Drained
  • Upland/wetland ratings
    • FACU-Usually found in upland
  • Yearly Height, Width
    • 2 ft., 1 ft.
  • Ten Year Height, Width
    • 20 ft., 10 ft.
  • Matured Height, Width
    • 45 ft., 25 ft.
 

Small native tree or large shrub growing to 45 ft. tall and 15-25 ft. wide. An excellent wildlife plant. White spring flowers yield bright red bitter cherries (people do not eat these). Likes moist forest setting. Does well in full sun too.

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