50 years to reach maturity
Generally not harvested.
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Double Flowered Wild Cherry Overview
Prunus avium 'Plena' is a deciduous that has a spreading habit and in early spring it produces abundant quantities of double flowers that are pure white and hang in clusters.
Common problems with Double Flowered Wild Cherry
Can have new buds eaten by Bullfinches. They can be attacked by caterpillars and leaf mining moths. They can also suffer from bacterial canker and blossom wilt.
How to propagate Double Flowered Wild Cherry
Use chip buds to graft onto Prunus avian root stock.
Take softwood cuttings in early summer and provide bottom heat.
Propagation is from grafting or from seeds.
Special features of Double Flowered Wild Cherry
This trees leaves turn orange and red in autumn prior to falling.
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Double Flowered Wild Cherry
This low maintenance tree suits being grown as a hedgerow plant as part of wildlife friendly garden.