Common names: PIN CHERRY, PINCHERRY, BIRD CHERRY, FIRE CHERRY
The flesh of the cherry is edible and can be used for jellies.
Latin name: Prunus pensylvanica L.f.
Type of tree: broadleaf (native)
Height: 1 to 5 metres
Growth rate: medium/fast
Fruit and flowers: tassel-like cluster of white flowers appearing when leaves are half grown; bright red berries, 6 - 8 millimetres across; sour edible flesh ripening in late July to early September
Soil: grows best in well drained sites; usually found in areas recently cleared and along rivers in prairies
Limitations: intolerant of shade