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PRUNUS avium 'Plena'
Commonly known as Double gean, Double wild cherry
PRUNUS avium 'Plena'
Dark green leaves to 15cm (6in) long, bronze when young, turning red and yellow in autumn
Spreading tree with red-banded bark. Flowers 3cm (1¼in) across in mid spring
Hardy - very cold winter Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
Good to know - masses of drooping flowers. Possibly sparse fruit.
Pests & Diseases
aphids, caterpillars, bullfinches. Silver leaf, honey fungus, blossom wilt, bacterial canker.
Double Multi rows of petals, no stamen showing
Serrulate see photos above
Oblong see photos above
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
Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile
- Long established and widely grown Japanese flowering cherries
- Matsumae cherries
- Flowering cherries with other attributes
- Pruning drooping branches - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Pruning overlapping branches - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Prunus 'Okame', 'Kursar' & conradinae - Video Tip ondemand_video
- How to plant a tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- How to plant a tree
- Ties - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Restaking fallen young trees - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Fallen old tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Clearing up fallen beech tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing side shoots - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Pruning and Shaping Magnolia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Deer protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Weed Spraying - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing Ivy - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing wire protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Tree Survey - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Crown uplift - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing shoots below graft - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing peeling bark - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Maintaining variegation - Video Tip ondemand_video