Cherry, Pin


Prunus pennnsylvanica

Pin cherry is also known as fire cherry, because it commonly grows in areas recently disturbed by fire. It is a small tree, which grows quickly and thrives in full sun. It is hardy and can tolerate a wide range of soils. It is often used to restore disturbed sites. The tree produces small white flowers which turn into red berries. The berries are tart but edible.

Pin cherry is planted for landscaping, erosion control, wildlife, and pollinators.


  • Size: 18" - 24"
  • # per Bundle: 25
  • Soil Type: Adaptable - sandy to clay
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Moisture: moist to dry
  • Height: 30'
  • Growth Rate: Fast
North St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District

505 3rd St N, Ste A,
Virginia, MN 55792
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