Black cherry tree
Butterfly host plant for the tiger swallowtail and the red spotted purple butterfly. A native tree that tolerates a wide range of conditions. A fast grower! Has attractive white flowers and berries that feed wildlife. The tree can get up to 80 feet tall. A great tree for wildlife. Plant in a place where it will not interfere with power lines. Give this beauty a chance in your yard.
Can be grown in a container for a few years but will need to be planted in the ground eventually.
- Full to partial sun
- water the tree the first year when the soil is dry to help establish its roots (drought tolerant once established)
- a stake for protection from lawn mowers
Sapling is sold 12-24 inches tall in a 2 gallon pot.