Prunus virginiana L.


Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Prunus

Category: Tree - Deciduous

Zones: 2 to 6(7)

Size: 20 to 30' tall and 10 to 20' wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Small tree or large shrub. White flowers in spring, fragrant, in clusters to 6" long. Followed by black berries in summer. Plants will sucker and form colonies.


Published in Sp. Pl. 1: 473 in 1753. Reference is made to Catesby's Natural History Volume I Plate 28.

Native to Canada and the US.

Introduced to cultivation in 1724.


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