Plant Care Prunus Serotina

Prunus Serotina

Also known as

Black Chokecherry, Black Chokecherry, Western chokecherry, Wild black cherry, Black cherry, Rum cherry and Mountain black cherry


Prunus serotina

How to care for Prunus Serotina


How often to water your Prunus Serotina

Water needs for Prunus Serotina
0.5 cups
every 9

Prunus Serotina needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Prunus Serotina

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Black Chokecherry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Prunus Serotina: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Prunus Serotina love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Prunus Serotina does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Prunus Serotina in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Prunus Serotina

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Prunus Serotina: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Prunus Serotina after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Prunus Serotina is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Prunus Serotina

Prunus Serotina

Prunus Serotina

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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