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All orders placed will ship during our Spring 2022 season.
USDA Zone Shipment timing:
Plant Zones 9-8: Late January-February
Plant Zones 7-6: February-March
Plant Zones 6-5: March-May
For more information see the Ordering & Shipping section below.
The American Strawberry Bush, also known as Wahoo or Bursting Heart, is an airy shrub that can grow 6 – 12 ft in size. This native bush can tolerate full shade, but thrives in partial shade, making this ideal for understory planting. The Strawberry Bush enjoys moist to dry soils.
During summer, Strawberry Bush produces small capsules which ripen to red, looking similar to strawberries or raspberries. In September to October, these capsules split to reveal bright red berries, giving the plant its “Bursting Heart” namesake. Turkey and songbirds enjoy these berries as a food source. Whitetail readily dine on the leaves and small limbs (though not considered a primary food source due to the lack of Strawberry Bush in the wild). Butterflies and moths are attracted to the small flowers when blooming. The many uses of the Strawberry Bush by various wildlife, combined with the ability to plant in shade make this tree a must have for any forest food plot.
|Height||6' - 12'|
|Spread||5' - 10'|
|Tree Form||Modified Leader or Multi-trunk|
|USDA Zone||6 - 9|
|Blooms||March - June|
|Drops Fruit||September - October|
|Soil||Moist to dry soil|
|Soil pH||6.1 - 7.3|
|Light Requirements||Partial shade, can tolerate full shade|
|Suggested Pollinators||Increase pollination and fruit production by planting multiple|
|Pruning||Corrective pruning may be necessary as the tree matures.|
|Fertilization||Do not fertilize at planting. Once the trees are established, fertilize in early spring (Mar-April) as growth begins. Do not fertilize in the fall, which could promote late season tender growth that can be damaged by early frosts.|
|Watering||Newly planted trees should be watered regularly. This is the most critical step in the establishment of your new trees. Please see the Watering section under "How to plant and grow" in our Learning Center.|
At Chestnut Hill Outdoors, we’ve been shipping mail order trees for over 30 years. We’re experts at delivering healthy trees to your doorstep. All of our trees are container grown in root-enhancing pots, ensuring healthy root systems and much better success upon planting.
In Spring we ship bare-root, dormant trees. All plants are dipped in a root gel before shipping and wrapped in plastic to retain moisture.
Spring: All trees are shipped bare-root.
Fall: All trees are shipped in containers.
Size shipped: 12 – 24 inches
For more information, visit our Ordering & Shipping Page.