Pin Cherry

Pin Cherry Prunus PensylvanicaPin cherry (Prunus pensylvanica) is common in northeast and north central Iowa, less so towards the south. It is found in clearings of woods.

Hardiness: Zones 3 through 8

Growth Rate: Rapid and directly related to the amount of sunlight received

Mature Shape: Ovular

Height: 15-30 feet

Width: 15-30 feet

Site Requirements: Full sun on moist sandy soils

Flowering Dates: March - July

Seed Dispersal Dates: August - September

Seed Bearing Age: 2 years

Seed Bearing Frequency: Yearly

Seed Stratification: Warm stratification for 2 months at 68°F to 86°F followed by 3 months of prechilling at 34°F to 40°F