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25x Bird Cherry 'Prunus avium' 60-80cm - Bare-root (Pack of 25 Plants)

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PL36051
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A beautiful and hardy native variety, this Bird Cherry produces a mass of brilliant white flowers in spring, followed by bright red edible fruits in summer/autumn.

Characteristics

  • Flower Colour: white
  • Foliage Colour: bright green turning to crimson in autumn
  • Approx. Growth Height: over 12m (40ft)
  • Flowering Period: spring
  • Tolerance: exposure tolerant, frost resistant, drought tolerant
  • Growing Habit: upright, bushy
  • Hardiness: hardy
  • Exposure: exposed, sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: fast
  • Final Size if Untrimmed: medium sized tree
  • Wildlife: attracts bees and other insects.
  • Arrives bare-root at a height of 60-80cm (2ft-2'8")

Caring and Maintenance

Cut back plants to 15-30cm (6in-1ft) on planting. In first summer trim side branches lightly to encourage bushing out. In the second year (February to March) cut back growth by half. Throughout the second summer trim side branches to maintain sides that taper towards the top. In the second autumn cut the topmost branch (‘leading shoot’) to the desired hedge height. Trim every June after that.

Maintain at 90-180cm (3-6ft) or as taller hedges or screens

  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: all soils
  • Moisture: well-drained, moist but well-drained
More Information
Deciduous Or Evergreen Deciduous
Common Name Cherry
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Species Cherry Hedging
Type Cherry
Eventual Height 12m+
Foliage Colour Green, Red
Annual Rate Of Growth 0.5m
Supplied As Bare Root
Supplied As Bare Root
Type Hedging Plants
Latin Name Prunus

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