What a fantastic plant is the Indian Cherry or Frangula Caroliniana! Lush foliage, striking late-summer fruit, and brilliant fall color are the ornamental features of this small native tree. The Indian Cherry tolerates difficult growing sites extremely well, and birds love the fruit. The flowers may be visually unremarkable, but you will know when the plant is in bloom! The area around the tree buzzes with activity as each pollinator rushes in for his share.
The Indian Cherry grows 10'-15' tall with an equal spread. Excellent as a specimen anchoring small shrubs and perennials, Frangula Caroliniana should not be crowded with other plants of the same size. You do not want this one hidden in the landscape! Its shade tolerance also makes it useful in a woodland garden or as an understory tree. Plant it with the knowledge that you are contributing to a complex, beneficial biological community.
The Indian Cherry is also sometimes known as the Carolina Buckthorn because it was originally discovered in South Carolina.
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