General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 50-100 feet
Plant Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Flowering Tree
Medicinal Herb
Useful for timber production
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Other: seeds
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Will not come true from seed
Pollinators: Bees

Common names
  • Sweet Cherry
  • Bird Cherry
  • Cherry
Also sold as:
  • Cherokee

Photo Gallery
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2014-06-04
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2013-06-12
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2014-06-04

Date: 2010-06-12
Cherries from the tree in my yard
Location: Kent, Washington
Date: 2021-07-29
Photo by robertduval14
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Cgull835 On January 1, 2013 Obtained plant
Planted as original landscape for new home. January 2013
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