Fast growing, easy to split and pleasant smell.
The Black Cherry tree flowers profusely with elongated, almost bottle brush shaped, fragrant flower clusters in the spring. Leaves are dark green and turn yellow in autumn. Its bark is broken and dark grey to black in appearance, and looks to some like burnt potato chips. In autumn, the cherries ripen and are edible, commonly used in making great pies and wines. This Black Cherry variety is hardy in northern areas down to zone 3. An excellent choice for foresting an area for future harvest as this tree provides very valuable timber. This cherry likes moist, rich soil and full sun but grows well in other locations as well.