Plant of the Week: Black Tartarian
Black tartarian cherry semi-dwarf Prunus 'Black Tartarian' SD Zone 5-8
Beautiful white blossoms cover the tree in early spring, followed by bright green foliage. A moderate grower that can reach 30' tall and 30' wide. Plant in full sun for best growth. Prefers well-drained soil, but MUST be watered regularly since this tree is NOT drought tolerant.
Fruit should appear between June and July, but will take 3-4 years to start producing. Expect birds and other creatures to frequent this tree chasing after the much-desired sweet cherries.