Early flowers and fruit for wildlife!
Osoberry is one of the very first flowers every year, sometimes blooming while there is still snow on the ground! Its leaves and flowers emerge as early as February, taking advantage of the time before all the other leaves take up sunlight. Osoberry is also known as “Indian Plum” because of the bitter cherry-like fruits it produces. These are not as tasty as some other berries, but are fantastic forage for birds. Osoberry grows well in many different areas - from dry, sunny areas to moist forests, this plant does it all!
"Osoberry" by CAJC: in the PNW
"Osoberry Fruit" by born1945