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