PRUNUS avium

Commonly known as Common wild cherry, Gean, Mazzard

FLOWERING CHERRIES

Spreading wild cherry tree
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PRUNUS avium

 
Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Potgrown individually £8.50 each , 10+ £8.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2021
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre

 

  • Deciduous
    Ovate-oblong, dark green leaves to 15cm (6in) long, turning red and yellow in autumn
  • White
  • Height
    20m (66ft)
  • Spread
    10m (33ft)
  • Tree
    Spreading tree with red-banded bark. Produces flowers 3cm (1¼in) across followed by heart-shaped to ovoid, red fruit 1cm (½in) across
  • Hardy - very cold winter Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Berries These plants have berries.
  • Good to know
    native cherry. Main parent of edible cherries. Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
  • Pests & Diseases
    aphids, caterpillars, bullfinches. Silver leaf, honey fungus, blossom wilt, bacterial canker..
  • Place of origin
    Europe, north Africa, south-western Asia, western Siberia
  • Flower Shape
    Bowl-shaped
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong see photos above
  • Ovate
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
  • Bird friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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Buy Varieties of PRUNUS avium

FLOWERING CHERRIES

 AWARD
PRUNUS avium 'Plena'

PRUNUS avium 'Plena'

Double gean, Double wild cherry

Double white flowered form

 
H/Std
£65.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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