Tag Archive: Cherry

Weed of the Week: Black Cherry

Black Cherry Leaves Photo Credit: Dr. Brent Sellers Black Cherry is common across the southern half of the United States. Mature trees span from 50 to 90 feet tall with an oval silhouette shape, and low branches that normally droop to the ground. This native tree is commonly used for landscaping but also found in …

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A Cherry for the Southern Garden

Although we are not able to grow edible cherry trees in more southern climates, there are a few ornamental relatives of the cherry that are worth adding to the landscape.  The Bush cherry, Prunus jacquemontii, is an attractive deciduous shrub that is a highlight with pink blooms in late winter.  Flowers provide an early nectar …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/10/a-cherry-for-the-southern-garden/

Scout Your Fence Rows for Cherry Trees

Picture 1. Serrated edges on the leaf separate cherry from persimmon. Though cherry trees can be great for ornamental planting, the leaves can be highly toxic to cattle. Photo credit: Jay Ferrell This spring has been cooler than most and many areas just now have grass that is coming along. It is this time of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/03/scout-your-fence-rows-for-cherry-trees/