En EspaŅol

Q. Who is Mr. Smarty Plants?

A: There are those who suspect Wildflower Center volunteers are the culpable and capable culprits. Yet, others think staff members play some, albeit small, role. You can torture us with your plant questions, but we will never reveal the Green Guru's secret identity.

Help us grow by giving to the Plant Database Fund or by becoming a member

Did you know you can access the Native Plant Information Network with your web-enabled smartphone?


Ask Mr. Smarty Plants

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants is a free service provided by the staff and volunteers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Search Smarty Plants
See a list of all Smarty Plants questions
Can't find the answer in our existing FAQs, submit a question to Mr. Smarty Plants.
Need help with plant identification, visit the plant identification page.
rate this answer
Not Yet Rated

Monday - January 04, 2010

From: Austin, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Seed and Plant Sources
Title: Source for Escarpment Black Cherry trees in Austin
Answered by: Barbara Medford


I live in Central Texas and I am looking for a tree farm or nursery that has Escarpment Black Cherry trees. They seem to be quite hard to find. Are you aware of any local nurseries that might carry this type of tree?


Have you consulted our National Suppliers Directory? Follow the link, and in the "Enter Search Location" put your town and state. You will get a list of native plant nurseries, seed companies and landscape and environment consultants in your general area. Since they sell plants native to your area, they would be more likely to either have the tree you want in stock or be able to order it for you. According to this USDA Plant Profile, Prunus serotina var. eximia (black cherry) is native to Travis County and the counties around it in Central Texas. All of the nurseries will have phone numbers and addresses, many have websites to help you in your plant search.

From our Native Plant Image Gallery:

Prunus serotina var. eximia

Prunus serotina var. eximia

Prunus serotina var. eximia



More Seed and Plant Sources Questions

Rain garden plants at the April Plant Sale
March 31, 2015 - In answering the question about "rain garden" plants on March 20, 2010, you offered a list of plants. Which of these will be offered at the spring sale coming up on April 10-12? Thanks.
view the full question and answer

Availability of orchids native to Austin, TX area
November 29, 2006 - Hi Mr. Smarty plants, I'm looking for orchids native to the Austin Texas area. I'd like to incorporate them into my pond and waterfall garden. Can you give me some names. I'd also like to know ...
view the full question and answer

Source for seeds of non-native poinsettias from British Columbia
March 19, 2010 - Hello, I would like to grow my own Christmas poinsettias from seed. Do you know where I may be able to purchase seeds?
view the full question and answer

Sources for native plants in Wimberly, TX
March 10, 2008 - Where can I go to find a good selection of Central Texas Native plants. I live in Wimberley and I want to fill my garden and land with native plants, shrubs and trees. I cannot find a place to purcha...
view the full question and answer

Purchase source for non-native Aerva Lanata plant
September 18, 2008 - I am looking for a place where I could buy the Aerva Lanata Plant, would you happen to know?
view the full question and answer

Support the Wildflower Center by Donating Online or Becoming a Member today.
© 2015 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center