Category: Tree - Deciduous
Zones: 3 to 9
Size: To 60' tall
Leaves alternate, dark green to 5" long, pointed apex, finely toothed. Crushed leaves smell like black cherries. White flowers in clusters in early spring followed by small black cherries in summer.
Native to eastern Canada, eastern and central US, Mexico and Guatamala.
Introduced to cultivation in 1629.
Published in Gartenkalender 3: 285 in 1784.
proposed for conservation (nom. cons. prop.) with a conserved type (Vienna ICBN Art. 14.9) Proposal 1886 Taxon 58: 312-4. 2009.
Update 2014: nom. cons. (proposed 2009, approved Taxon 60: 231, 1213, 1610 in 2011) Type conserved also.