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Wild Cherry, sweet cherry in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Prunus Avium

 

Wild Cherry, sweet cherry

A beautiful white flowering cherry with green jagged edge shaped leaves. White flowers with yellow ended anthers form in clusters in late spring before developing yellowy red fruits that deepen to dark red in mid-summer. This is a good variety as an addition to informal country gardens and edges of woodland. Birds adore the cherries.

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plant Features
  • Wild Cherry, sweet cherry likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Wild Cherry, sweet cherry likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Wild Cherry, sweet cherry is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Wild Cherry, sweet cherry likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Wild Cherry, sweet cherry

Latin name

Prunus Avium

type

Deciduous trees or shrubs

family

Rosaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Wild Cherry, sweet cherry likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Wild Cherry, sweet cherry is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Wild Cherry, sweet cherry likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Wild Cherry, sweet cherry likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Wild Cherry, sweet cherry is 2.50meters x 2.50meters 2.50 M 2.50 M

Prunus Avium

A beautiful white flowering cherry with green jagged edge shaped leaves. White flowers with yellow ended anthers form in clusters in late spring before developing yellowy red fruits that deepen to dark red in mid-summer. This is a good variety as an addition to informal country gardens and edges of woodland. Birds adore the cherries.


Planting Cherry trees

From Late Autumn TO Early Winter

The best time to plant the cherry trees is in late autumn to early winter. It is also a good idea to plant them near other trees which will help with pollination.

 

Early Spring Bloom

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

This plant generally blooms in early spring which will result in your first harvest being in late spring.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Cherries prefer deep, fertile and well-drained soil with pH 6.5-6.7. They dislike shallow, sandy or badly drained soils. Acid cherries tolerate some shade and are suitable as fan-trained trees against north-facing walls or fences, or as open centred bush trees. Best planted in full sunlight.

 
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