Prunus pumila var. beseyii, Sand Cherry

Fruit of the Sand Cherry

Sand Cherry (western or eastern) are important food for wildlife and are forage for humans too. Despite that, these are unknown and underrepresented in yards and gardens. Maybe its their suckering that puts people off. They are relatively easy to grow, drought tolerant (hello, sand), and they don't sucker much. I began growing these in 2023 and expect to sell what I have in 2024. Maybe to you.
Bloom: white, mid-May through June
Fruit: dark red-black when ripe, July into August
Height: 1 to 6 feet
Conditions: sun to pt sun, well-draining medium to dry soils