The Sand Cherry is a tough, and hardy shrub with a native range from Manitoba to Colorado, and east to Minnesota and Kansas.
How To Plant Your Sand Cherry Shrub
# 1 | Our Sand Cherry trees are shipped bare root & dormant, so the tops may appear dry. But they will come out of dormancy when the spring temperature gets warmer.
# 2 | If you feel unsure that your plant is alive, please do a gentle scratch test. Gently scratch a small amount of bark about one inch up from the base of the plant. If it is white or green under the bark it is alive!
# 3 | As you prepare your planting site, allow the roots of the plant to be kept moist, but do not submerge them in water. To grow your sand cherry, choose a location in full sun.
#4 | The Sand Cherry is deciduous shrub that produces both beautiful flowers and sweet tasty fruit. This shrub can grow to approximately 8 feet tall, and about the same wide.
#5 | To plant your sand cherry dig a hole deep enough (about 5-inches deeper than the root) so that the brittle taproot is not stressed, and wide enough that the entire root system is not compressed.
#5 | Backfill the hole a few inches at a time. Tamp the soil down with care so you don't damage the roots. Finish backfilling all of the way. Build a small berm, or hill, around the root zone to hold water in and direct it towards the plants.
#6 | Water your Sand Cherry thoroughly. Allow the top 1 inch of soil to dry out between waterings.
#7 | Spread a 3-inch layer of wood, pine or bark mulch over the planting bed. Keep the mulch about 6 inches from the base of the plant to avoid introducing any disease or insect problems.