Since planting this tree, I can't keep birds out of my yard and I am estatic about it!
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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
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All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
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Wild Cherry Tree - Prunus serotina
The seeds of the Black Cherry Tree germinate so readily that it enables them to invade lawns and forest borders quickly. The soil needs to be moist and rich and contain various pH levels. Once established it can tolerate drought and poorer soils. Black Cherry Tree Characteristics: The leaves are of a more elongated shape than some other notable cherry trees. They release a very distinctive cherry-like aroma similar to cyanide when they are crushed. There is 'Prunasin' in the healthy leaves. When the leaves are crushed the Prunasin is converted into HCN (hydrogen cyanide). This is nature's defense mechanism for fighting off herbivores.
Wild Cherry Trees will grow from seedlings even in the underbrush.
In the Spring the Wild Cherry Tree will produce masses of beautiful white flowers. It flowers a bit later compared to other native cherries. The flowers will also open a little more than when standing at higher elevations. When early Summer arrives, the bulbs will be replaced by clusters of small cherries. The birds are sufficiently active in their gathering at this stage. Black Cherry Tree Personality: The fruit is good for pies and wine making, jellies and jams, brandies and liqueurs. It feeds many animals and beautiful songbirds and is lovely to look at against the background. The Black Cherry tree would be a lovely addition to any landscape.. The coloring of the wood is a reddish/brown and closely resembles Mahogany. You may have taken Wild Cherry cough syrup derived from its inner bark extracts.
Wild Cherry Trees hardness makes it very valuable for creating beautiful furniture, veneer, tool handles, cabinets, trim, and more.
Wild Cherry Tree