Escarpment Black Cherry

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Escarpment Black Cherry

Prunus serotina var. eximia
Escarpment Cherry
36

50 feet
15

35 feet
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Birds

About This Plant

Sun to shade. Deciduous. Panicles of white flowers appear in spring, followed by cherry drupes which slowly mature from green to black; these are relished by wildlife. This native Texas variety is much smaller than its eastern cousin; the bark of young specimens is thin and pale, like a birch. Yellow fall color is often outstanding.

Maintenance

Light shaping and training.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Tree
Size:
36-50' H, 15-35' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Thin
Wildlife:
Birds, Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
March, April
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
Though the fruit is edible, the seeds and leaves are poisonous if ingested, for both humans and livestock.
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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