This group of plants is related to the fruit bearing plums and cherries. They all bloom in May to June, and produce edible fruit favored by critters, both walking and winged. Grow in full sun, well-drained soil, water one to two times per week. Not bothered by rabbits, squirrels nor deer.
P. besseyi (Sand Cherry) 5 ft. tall by 5 ft. wide; green leaves; white flowers; sweet black cherries
P. cistena (Purple-leaf Sand Cherry) 5 ft. tall by 5 ft. wide; purple leaves; pink flowers
P. tomentosa (Nanking Cherry) 10 ft. tall by 10 ft. wide; green leaves; fragrant white flowers; red fruit
P. virginiana (Chokecherry) 25 ft. tall by 15 ft. wide; green leaves; white flowers; black fruit