Hardiness Zone: 3-8 Height: 25-40 feet; 7.5-12 metres Spread: 18-25 feet; 5.5-7.5 metres Sun: Full sun Water: Dry to moist Wildlife: The fruit and buds are food for many species of birds and mammals. Buds are eaten by upland game birds, especially sharp tailed and ruffed grouse. Pin Cherry is also larval host for Columbia Silk Moth. Bloom Colour: White/cream Tolerates: Drought; deer; rabbits; salt; wind Culture: Easily grown in fertile well-drained soils in full sun and medium moisture conditions. The extensive shallow root system provides excellent slope stabilization. Noteworthy Characteristics: Prunus pensylvanica is a small tree with a spreading, branching pattern, forming a rounded crown. The leaves are deep green and lustrous throughout the summer, yellow and red in fall. Small white flowers in clusters of 2 to 5 form umbels, blooming in late spring. Small, red, sour cherries are produced in the summer. Pit and leaves are poisonous (cyanide).
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