Pin Cherry is a small deciduous tree that grows to 30 feet. Trunk is straight with narrow, rounded crown. It grows in dry to moist open forests and clearings.
Crown height: 25 to 30 ft
Crown Width: 10 to 20 feet
Cold Hardiness: USDA Zone 3
Conservation / Windbreaks: A small to medium tree used in farmstead and field windbreaks.
Wildlife: Excellent cover and food for birds. Browsed by deer.
Food: Pin cherries were eaten by several First Nations peoples, depending on their local abundance, but the cherries did not dry well. Makes good jams and jellies. They were also used for decorating baskets.