Fire Cherry Tree

Fire Cherry Tree

Fire Cherry Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Prunus pennsylvanica
Hardiness Zones:   3 to 7
Growth_Rate:   Rapid
Site Requirements:   Sun; range of soil types
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Shrubby tree; horizontal branches; rounded open crown
Height:   25 to 40'
Weight:   -
Leaf:   3 to 4.5" alternate, simple leaves; maroon, red, or orange fall color
Flower/Fruit:   White flowers in spring; light red fruit with large stone in summer
Comments:    Native; fruit attracts birds; leaves are poisonous to livestock; does not tolerate shade
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   --