Mark Cullen's Top 5 Trees

Enjoy privacy and a cooler house by planting these top native trees in the garden

Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)

Common Chokecherry produces an abundance of springtime flowers and its prolific fruit caters a feast for birds. Plus it’s a deciduous tree that offers privacy from spring through autumn. Plant in full sun and expect it to grow from 2 to 20 feet tall (3.5 to 6 m), spreading up to 12 ft wide (3.5 m). Zones 3-7