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Approximately 13.00 seeds per gram
seed-counts are only a guide, not to be used for accurate calculations.
B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Prunus serotina is cold hardy
USDA Zone:3 -40° to -30°F (-40° to -34.5°C)
|Type of plant - deciduous
Flower or inflorescence:
frag. WHITE, 8 mm. dia., in 12 cm. racemes
BLACK, 9 mm. dia. (stratify 3 months, hold pots 3 yrs)
narr. ov., to 8.5x3.5 cm. (leaf and seed toxic
|Height, in meters: 30
Height, in feet: 99.00
|Prunus serotina sales history
| Parts of Prunus serotina are considered toxic.
Synonyms (alternative names) for Prunus serotina:
|Padus serotina Agardh, Prunus serotina ssp. serotina,|
Common names for Prunus serotina:
|(tox: WHO Ib)(leaf & seeds), American Bird Cherry, American Wild Cherry, Black Cherry, Rum Cherry, Virginya Kirazi, Wild Black Cherry,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|29||: Temperate Forest and Woodland Tree and Shrub Seed List|
|30||: Exotic and Other Fruit and Nut Tree and Shrub List|
|36||: Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic|
|Not all medicinal, dye or aromatic plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten and others are dangerous if applied to the skin. Please check uses for plants.|
|52||: Cabinet Wood Tree Seeds|
|See also *Economic Timber Trees|
|55||: Fragrant or Aromatic Flower or Foliage Plant Seeds|
|60||: Economic Timber Trees|
|see also Cabinet Wood Tree Seeds|
|89||: Natives of U.S.South East|
|96||: Canadian Natives Eastern|
|185||: Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke|
|"Smoke" contains a butenolide compound produced by certain plants when heated, it speeds up or starts the germination of seeds from many different genera.|
|719||: North American Native Ethnobotanicals|
|Including medicinal, dye, fiber, food, construction, ritual|
|720||: Fire Resistant Plants|
|Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.|
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Prunus serotina seeds will usually germinate in 120-365 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Prunus serotina seeds need to be "overwintered" before they will germinate.
Stratification; cold treatment or vernalization. Seeds of some species need just a couple of weeks, others 3 months. Seeds can be stratified in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4°C or 5°C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium. Very small seeds can be sown on the surface of their growing medium, in pots sealed in plastic bags, and kept in the 'fridge. Many vernalized seeds need light to germinate when they are sown in the "Spring".
Soak overnight (Pre-chill for 4 months)