TREE, CHERRY, Eastern Sand
Seeds per pack ~ 10 Germination: 91% (Packed for 2023)
Eastern sand cherry (Prunus pumila) is a deciduous shrub that is native to the eastern region of North America. It typically grows up to 4-6 feet tall and is often used as a landscape plant for its attractive foliage and showy pink flowers. It has a dense, spreading form and green leaves that turn yellow or orange in fall.
The white flowers bloom in early spring and are followed by small, dark-purple fruits that are edible and can be used to make jams, jellies, and pies. The bark is dark gray, and the wood is solid and durable. Eastern sand cherry is generally easy to grow and tolerate a wide range of soil types, preferring moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. It is drought-tolerant but benefits from regular watering during periods of drought.
This shrub is also an excellent choice for attracting wildlife, especially birds. Eastern sand cherry is also an excellent addition to sandy dunes where it's roots will help retain soil & provide protection from erosion.