Wild cherry

Prunus avium 'Plena'

Wild cherry - Prunus avium  'Plena'

Common Name: Wild cherry
Genus: Prunus
Species: avium
Cultivar: 'Plena'

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 12.00 m (1200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 12.00 m (1200 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: Green, RedFlowering Period: April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A large spreading tree that is smothered in long-lasting, double white blossom in mid-spring with the new leaves followed by small reddish fruit. The leaves are dark green and turn rich vibrant red in autumn. It forms a natural pyramid shape, becoming rounded with age, making it an ideal choice for a large garden or as an avenue tree. It is a particularly versatile variety that will tolerate most soils.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting the hole and stake firmly. Lightly prune in summer to retain the shape and cut back any dead, diseased or branches which cross to healthy wood.

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