En EspaÑol

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?

Share

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

QUESTION:

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?

ANSWER:

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

Where to find seed drill
October 15, 2009 - Hello I am a recent member. I want to conserve a 4 acre parcel with native grasses. Do you know where I can rent a small seed drill? I have heard that some conservation groups own these for rent. I wa...
view the full question and answer

Native landscaping in Austin
August 24, 2009 - I am planning to convert a pretty large portion (app. 500 sq feet) of my front yard from St. Augustine to an area with native and well-adapted plants. I have solarized the area to kill off grass and ...
view the full question and answer

Locating Rudbeckia cultivar in San Antonio
April 16, 2010 - Hello, I’m searching for one-gallon plants of Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa “Viette’s Little Suzy” to purchase either from a San Antonio or area nursery or through a mail order Texas Grower. Is th...
view the full question and answer

Alternatives to non-Texas native pin cherry for Texas
February 28, 2006 - Dear Ms. Smarty Plants, I learned that the fire cherry/ pin cherry is a very hardy tree, and that it is very drought resistant. I live in zone 7, on black land, which becomes very dry in the summer. ...
view the full question and answer

Source for Dichondra from Hillsboro TX
November 26, 2012 - Where can I get dichondra and info about it?
view the full question and answer

Smarty Plants's Facebook profile Support the Wildflower Center by Donating Online or Becoming a Member today.

Mr. Smarty Plants wants you to be his Facebook friend. Click the Facebook icon to add yourself to Mr. Smarty Plants list of friends.
E-NEWSLETTER | BECOME A MEMBER | DONATE NOW | MEDIA | SITEMAP | STAFF
© 2015 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center