Prunus pennsylvanica

Pin Cherry

  • Great for naturalizing and aiding in reforestation
  • Food and cover for wildlife
  • Height: 20-30 Feet
  • Spread: 15-20 Feet
  • Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7

Interesting Notes:

Pin Cherry is sometimes called Fire Cherry for its value as a reforesting agent after forest fires. It forms pure stands that provide shade for seedlings of slower growing species, then dies off, making way for the new trees. Another common name, Bird Cherry, reflects the prevalent use of the fruit by birds as food. It is also called Northern Pin Cherry, Wild Red Cherry, and Pigeon Cherry.

Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Full Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Attracts Wildlife
Upland Birds and Game
Butterflies
Songbirds
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Attributes
Midwest Native
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Erosion Control
Fragrant
Mass Planting
Habit
Deciduous
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