(Prunus virginiana) A hardy and fast-growing tree useful for their attractive flowers and fruits. Bark is gray-brown and smooth on mature trees and reddish-brown and glossy on young trunks. Leaves are ovate with fine sharp teeth. Autumn colors are deep bronze to yellow. Flowers are white and fragrant. Fruit is small, round, purplish-black to red, tart, and often used in pies and jellies. Tolerates many types of soils including sand. Grows best in rich, well drained soils with sunny exposure, but will tolerate shade. Fruit is eaten by the mallard, turkey, ruffed grouse, bobwhite, pheasant, many woodpeckers and a wide variety of others. Height: Up to 20 feet. Zones: 2-7
Stock size: 2-3 feet tall at pick-up. All orders must be picked up in-person at Green Mountain Orchards in Putney, VT on Saturday, May 6 between 9 AM and 12 Noon. We do NOT offer shipping.