Prunus serotina, or Black Cherry, is a cousin of the eastern chokecherry native to southern Arizona, found infrequently in mountain canyons in mid-elevations of 4500-7500 ft. The fruit may be sour to our tastebuds, but are magnets for many different species of birds and other wildlife. As a lover of cool mountain canyons, this 10 ft tall tree is best suited to planting in partial shade or as an understory to larger trees. Consider pairing it with rainwater-harvesting or a graywater system for best results.
Black Cherry, Prunus serotina