THE BIRDS FAVORITE NATIVE SHADE TREE
May Benefit & Attract: thrushes, waxwings, wood warblers, finches, mockingbirds & thrashers, chickadees & titmice, orioles, cardinals & grosbeaks, crows & jays, sparrows, nuthatches, vireos, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, and wrens
- In early spring, white flowers appear in clusters
- In summer, dark pea-sized fruits flourish
- Once the bark matures, it is dark and scaly with flipped ends
- Has a beautiful upright pyramidal shape
- This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
- All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment
- The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
- Due to federal and state laws, we are unable to ship to: LA, SC
Due to federal and state laws, we are unable to ship to: LA, SC
- Hardiness Zone: 3-7
- Mature Height: 50-80' tall
- Mature Width: 30-60' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 30-60' apart
Why plant Audubon® Native Black Cherry Treeling?
Want more birds in your garden? Plant Black Cherry—it’s as simple as that! This magnificent native shade tree ranks near the very top of the list of bird-friendly trees for two main reasons: The first is the purple-black fruits that ripen in late summer. Robins, cardinals, bluebirds, orioles, Cedar Waxwings, mockingbirds, finches, tanagers, vireos, sparrows… the list of birds that devour them includes practically all birds of the eastern U.S.! The second reason is the staggering number of caterpillars that Black Cherry supplies to hungry birds—over 200 species in all. A no-brainer for birders.
Black Cherry has an immense native range covering the entire eastern United States and extending into Canada and Mexico. You have probably seen it on a hike in the woods—it’s the tree with the bark that looks like burnt potato chips. If you see it in late spring, it’s the one with the fragrant, jalapeno-shaped clusters of white flowers; bees and other pollinators adore them. Black Cherry is known to woodworkers as one of the finest cabinet woods you can buy. Unfortunately, that means all of the oldest, most impressive specimens are long gone.
How to use Audubon® Native Black Cherry Treeling in the landscape?
Among the many, many caterpillars that feed on Black Cherry are two of the showiest butterfly species commonly seen in gardens. Tiger Swallowtails and Red-Spotted purples will be happy to see that you’ve planted a Black Cherry Tree. The dazzling Promethea silk moth also lays its eggs on Black Cherry.
Audubon® Native Plants & Trees
Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.
What is the definition of Native?
“In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society
Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.
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Hardiness Zone: 3-7
How To Plant Audubon® Native Black Cherry Treeling
Black Cherry is not difficult to grow, and with a little bit of care, it will grow very quickly indeed. Give it as much sun as you can; it will also tolerate light shade. Good drainage is crucial with Cherry Trees—be careful not to plant them too deep and never site them in a spot that stays constantly wet. Cherry bark is thin and smooth in the early years—take care not to damage it with lawn equipment.
How To Water
Your Black Cherry will need regular water during the first year or two of establishment, but it will be fairly drought tolerant after that.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
How To Prune
It is best to prune your Black Cherry in late winter to early spring, before the tree sets its fruit buds.
How Does Shipping Work?
Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.
How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
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