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. I am unable to find a nursery where I can buy it. Do you have any suggestions on where I might find one?
Thanks in advance.
Fire cherry, or, pin cherry (Prunus pensylvanica), is not native to Texas and we would not recommend your growing it in your area. Perhaps you could consider substituting one of its relatives native to Lamar County, such as Mexican plum (Prunus mexicana) or Cherry laurel (Prunus caroliniana). Some other choices native to your part of Texas that are both cold-hardy and drought-resistant are Yaupon (Ilex vomitoria), Redbud (Cercis canadensis) and Rusty black-haw (Viburnum rufidulum).
Sources of Hypericum anagalloides (tinkekrs penny) March 23, 2007 - I am currently in search of any place where I may be able to purchase some of the Tinker's Penny. Could you please assist with this in any way possible? Greatly appreciated. view the full question and answer
Sources for Wax myrtle (Morella cerifera) September 21, 2006 - I live in Alvin, Texas. I am looking for a small shade tree,
that is easy to care for. I only have a small area for the
tree. Alvin, Texas is about 30 miles from Galveston.
I saw a wax myrtle tre... view the full question and answer
Bluebonnets in Vermont December 18, 2011 - Hi - I visited my sister in early November and we were given a sample of bluebonnet seeds. I live in Vermont, though and did not try to plant them in the ground here, as I believe they will not surviv... view the full question and answer
Looking for a source for Atlantic pigeonwings (Clitoria mariana) July 02, 2009 - I hope you can help me a little. I'm trying to find a way to get Clitoria mariana (Atlantic pigeonwings) in my garden, but can't find a seed source anywhere. Do you have any suggestions?
Thanks... view the full question and answer
Source of seeds for helianthus salicifolius (Willowleaf sunflower) February 27, 2008 - Where can I purchase seeds for helianthus salicifolius?
view the full question and answer