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Prunus avium - Wild Cherry

Native to the UK, Prunus avium is commonly known as the wild cherry. It can grow up to 20 metres in height with a broad, rounded crown. The young branches are red brown, developing a shiny bark with decorative lenticels as the tree ages. Simple white flowers bloom profusely in spring and are followed by mid green leaves and edible red fruits. In autumn, leaves turn orange red, giving seasonal interest. Grows best in full sun or partial shade on neutral to alkaline soils.

Plant Profile

Name: Prunus avium

Common Name: Wild Cherry

Family: Rosaceae

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