Thicket-forming tree or large shrub with sweet fruit.
Outstanding hedgerow tree.
Provides excellent small fruit, cover for birds, and masses of flower in very early spring.
Excellent bee plant. Generations of American children have spent summer days picking these. Thrives in partial shade.
BOTANICAL NAME Prunus americana
Seeds need a moist chilling period in a dark place before they will sprout-a jar with something moist (moss, cotton) but not wet stored in the refrigerator (not freezer) for 4-6 weeks will do this. Or, plant in a pot and set outside in summer, leaving the pot outside for germination the next spring. Prepare the permanent spot as you would any perennial crop.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Zones 3-8/Height 30'/Matures 5 yrs
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Bee Friendly