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Botanical name: Prunus avium
Other names: Wild cherry, Gean, Bird cherry, Crab cherry, Hagberry, Merry tree, Sweet cherry, Cheshire merry tree, Mazzard, Suffolk merries
Species: P. avium - P. avium is an upright to spreading, deciduous tree with red-banded bark and ovate to oblong, dark green leaves, bronze when young, turning red, orange, and yellow in autumn. Pendent clusters of bowl-shaped, white flowers in mid-spring are followed by small, heart-shaped to ovoid, glossy, dark red fruit.
Prunus avium is: Deciduous
Flower: White in Spring
Foliage: Bronze in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Red, Orange, Yellow in Autumn
Fruit: Dark-red, Red in Summer
Habit: Spreading, Upright
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Pruning: Pruning group 1. Prune in midsummer in areas where silver leaf is a problem.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation: Sow seed in containers outdoors in autumn.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Budding, Grafting, Seed, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Prunus avium (Wild cherry) will reach a height of 20m and a spread of 10m after 20-50 years.
Suggested uses: Low Maintenance, Specimen tree, Cottage/Informal
Cultivation: Grow in well-drained or moist but well drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun.
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|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Aspect:||North, South, East, West|
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